[awr-inj-muh n, or-]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for orangeman
"Well, why don't you say upset, you horrible old Orangeman," she retorted.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
She lowered her voice and spoke in the ear of the Irish girl, the Orangeman's daughter.Patsy
S. R. Crockett
He had been an Orangeman , and was a most ultra and even furious Protestant.The Kellys and the O'Kellys
Sir, replied the orangeman, I have carried on this trade now for many years.A History of Chinese Literature
Herbert A. Giles
You're down on him because his grandfather was an Orangeman!King Coal
- 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
C18: after William, prince of Orange (king of England as William III)