Orangeman

noun

Or·​ange·​man ˈär-inj-mən How to pronounce Orangeman (audio)
ˈär(-ə)nj-,
ˈȯr-inj-,
ˈȯr(-ə)nj-
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 especially of Ulster

Word History

Etymology

William III of England, prince of Orange

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Orangeman was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Orangeman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orangeman. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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