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[shrahy-ner] /ˈʃraɪ nər/
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
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90; shrine + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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 Andrew Byers
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
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