Orangeman
Orangeman Or"ange*man, n.; pl. {-men}. One of a secret society, organized in the north of Ireland in 1795, the professed objects of which are the defense of the reigning sovereign of Great Britain, the support of the Protestant religion, the maintenance of the laws of the kingdom, etc.; -- so called in honor of William, Prince of Orange, who became William III. of England. [1913 Webster]

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  • Orangeman — ► NOUN ▪ a member of the Orange Order …   English terms dictionary

  • Orangeman — [ôr′injmən, är′injmən] n. pl. Orangemen [ôr′injmən, är′injmən] [after the Prince of Orange, later WILLIAM III] a member of a secret Protestant society organized in Northern Ireland (1795) …   English World dictionary

  • Orangeman — noun Etymology: William III of England, prince of Orange Date: 1796 1. a member of a secret society organized in the north of Ireland in 1795 to defend the British sovereign and to support the Protestant religion 2. a Protestant Irishman… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Orangeman — /awr inj meuhn, or /, n., pl. Orangemen. 1. a member of a secret society formed in the north of Ireland in 1795, having as its object the maintenance and political ascendancy of Protestantism. 2. a Protestant of Northern Ireland. [1790 1800;… …   Universalium

  • Orangeman — noun a) a member of the Orange Order, a Protestant society in Northern Ireland b) any Protestant Irishman …   Wiktionary

  • Orangeman — Or|ange|man n plural Orangemen a member of a Protestant society in Northern Ireland, known as the Orange Order. Orangemen strongly support the idea that Northern Ireland should remain as part of the UK, and they oppose Catholic groups who want… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • orangeman — n. member of a society set up in 1795 in Ireland to support Protestantism and the British sovereign; Protestant Irishman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Orangeman — noun (plural Orangemen) a member of the Orange Order, a Protestant political society in Ireland, especially in Northern Ireland …   English new terms dictionary

  • orangeman — or·ange·man …   English syllables

  • Orangeman — Or•ange•man [[t]ˈɔr ɪndʒ mən, ˈɒr [/t]] n. pl. men 1) why a member of a secret Protestant society formed in the north of Ireland in 1795 2) why a Protestant of Northern Ireland • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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