- a member of a fraternal order (Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine) that is an auxiliary of the Masonic order and is dedicated to good fellowship, health programs, charitable works, etc.
Origin of Shriner
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Examples from the Web for shriner
According to a quick Google search, a Shriner clown appears to be a clown who is also a member of the Shriners.The Most Depressing Show on Earth: Amongst the Clowns of Newark
March 16, 2014
Later it developed the janitor was a captain of police, also a Shriner.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
Mr. Shriner, the one of whom we expected least, suddenly turned up at a table alone.Of All Things
Robert C. Benchley
Sister Shriner is boiling over with railing toward God's pure little ones.Birth of a Reformation
Word Origin and History for shriner
1882, a member of the Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (established 1872).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper