Irish history a member of a secret society of violent agrarian protest, formed around 1760
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How to use Whiteboy in a sentence
Up to this time, Cussen had escaped suspicion of any participation in the Whiteboy proceedings.
This was the nearest approach he ever made to an admission that he had been involved in the Whiteboy movements.
As there was a strong gate at each side, the place was considered quite able to resist any Whiteboy attack.
His followers were more or less disguised, and all, except Cussen, had white shirts over their garments—hence the name Whiteboy.
In January 1787 Fitzgibbon introduced a stringent bill for repressing the Whiteboy outrages.