EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of Orangeman
First recorded in
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"Well, why don't you say upset, you horrible old
Orangeman," she retorted.
She lowered her voice and spoke in the ear of the Irish girl, the
He had been an
Orangeman , and was a most ultra and even furious Protestant.
Sir, replied the
orangeman, I have carried on this trade now for many years.
You're down on him because his grandfather was an
Orangeman! British Dictionary definitions for orangeman 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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