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Orangeman

[ awr-inj-muhn, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ɪndʒ mən, ˈɒr- /
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noun, plural Or·ange·men.

a member of a secret society formed in the north of Ireland in 1795, having as its object the maintenance and political ascendancy of Protestantism.
a Protestant of Northern Ireland.

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Origin of Orangeman

First recorded in 1790–1800; Orange + -man
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Orangeman
/ (ˈɒrɪndʒmən) /

noun plural -men

a member of a society founded in Ireland (1795) to uphold the Protestant religion, the Protestant dynasty, and the Protestant constitution. Orange Lodges have since spread to many parts of the former British Empire

Word Origin for Orangeman

C18: after William, prince of Orange (king of England as William III)
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