See also: ulster



Possibly from Old Norse Uladztir, itself from Old Irish Ulaidh tír (land of Ulsterman). More at Ulster.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʌlstə(ɹ)/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʌlstɚ/
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Proper nounEdit

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  1. (geographical) The northern province of Ireland, made up of all six Northern Irish counties and three counties in the Republic of Ireland.
  2. (politics, proscribed) The six counties that make up Northern Ireland.
  3. (geographical) A county named after the Irish province in New York State, United States of America.

Usage notesEdit

  • The historical province of Ulster included present-day Northern Ireland as well as parts of the Republic of Ireland. Using the word Ulster to refer only to Northern Ireland is often proscribed.[1] This is in part because this usage is imprecise. More importantly, this usage is typical of a partisan, unionist parlance and is therefore avoided for neutrality.
  • The word is also used in the attributive form relating to, or originating from Ulster, e.g. an Ulster fry.

Derived termsEdit



Ulster (plural Ulsters)

An Ulster
  1. Alternative letter-case form of ulster (men's heavy overcoat)


  1. ^ “Guardian style guide”, in The Guardian[1], (please provide a date or year): “Avoid as an alternative term for Northern Ireland, which in fact comprises six of the nine counties of the province of Ulster.”




Proper nounEdit

Ulster n (genitive Ulsters)

  1. Ulster



Ulster m (genitive Ulsters, plural Ulster)

  1. ulster (overcoat)
    • 1924, Thomas Mann, Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain], volume 1, Berlin: S. Fischer, page 70:
      Er war fertig zum Ausgehen, sportlich gekleidet, in kräftig gearbeiteten Stiefeln, und trug über dem Arm seinen Ulster, in dessen Seitentasche sich die flache Flasche abzeichnete. Einen Hut hatte er auch heute nicht.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)


Further readingEdit

  • Ulster” in Duden online
  • Ulster” in Duden online
  • Ulster” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache