Orangeman

noun
Or·​ange·​man | \ ˈär-inj-mən How to pronounce Orangeman (audio) , ˈär(-ə)nj-, ˈȯr-inj-, ˈȯr(-ə)nj- \

Definition of Orangeman

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

First Known Use of Orangeman

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Orangeman

William III of England, prince of Orange

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“Orangeman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orangeman. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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