Shrin·​er ˈshrī-nər How to pronounce Shriner (audio)
 especially Southern  ˈsrī-
: a member of a secret fraternal society that is non-Masonic but admits only Master Masons to membership

Examples of Shriner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Immediately after arriving at Shriners, Higginson says Kennedy underwent a major procedure to clean her wounds and remove the dead skin. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 In Hawaii, Shriner said, farmers are working with World Coffee Research, a nonprofit that partners with the industry, including Starbucks, to to come up with a solution to coffee leaf rust, which has become a serious problem in the region. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 3 Oct. 2023 Since the sale, Plant-Henninger said, Shriners is no longer involved with any decisions about the building. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Aug. 2023 He was named to the Globe’s all-scholastic selections this year and had played in the Shriners All-Star Football Classic in June, which features graduating seniors from area high schools. Nick Stoico,, 20 July 2023 The man behind the brand was just as ubiquitous, a Chamber of Commerce leader, Kiwanis bigwig and Shriner poobah. Dan Barry,, 17 June 2023 Donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Neon Museum Las Vegas. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 7 June 2023 Three people were killed Sunday morning when vehicle crashed into the dry bottom of the Union Bridge Quarry near Peter Shriner and Clemonsville roads, according to the Frederick County Sherriff’s Office. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 5 June 2023 After training, Alta May worked at various VA hospitals across the East Coast until coming to Shriners, where she was promoted to head nurse of the boys’ ward and worked there until retirement. Allie Weintraub, ABC News, 8 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shriner was in 1886

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“Shriner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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