Meaning of irie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪri/


  • (chiefly in Jamaican English) nice, good, or pleasing (used as a general term of approval)

    ‘the place is jumping with irie vibes’
    • ‘I feeling irie’
    • ‘It has been a pretty good long weekend with a fair amount of irie vibes and lots of camaraderie and alcohol.’
    • ‘A couple of Red Stripe Beers helped to make the vibes more irie.’
    • ‘Anyway, I gave them bills, which they gladly accepted and the food was irie.’
    • ‘Right now, I'm feeling irie as the liquor is doing its trick.’
    • ‘The evening wear segment was irie, with some beautifully-crafted evening gowns on display.’
    enjoyable, pleasant, pleasurable, agreeable, delightful, satisfying, gratifying, acceptable, to one's liking, entertaining, amusing, diverting, marvellous, good


  • Used by Rastafarians as a friendly greeting.

    • ‘Took the ham outta the oven and tasted the first slice…irie!’


1970s perhaps representing a pronunciation of all right.