Ribbonman

noun
Rib·​bon·​man | \ -ˌman \
plural Ribbonmen

Definition of Ribbonman

: a member of a Roman Catholic secret society founded in Ireland in 1808 in opposition to the landlord class

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History and Etymology for Ribbonman

ribbon entry 1 + man; from the green ribbon worn as a badge by members of the society

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“Ribbonman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ribbonman. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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