Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Shriner

[shrahy-ner]
noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for ancient arabic order of nobles of the mystic shrine

Shriner

n.

1882, a member of the Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (established 1872).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper