[ 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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How to use Orangeman in a sentence
The report is that the Orangemen are quite triumphant and insolent.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
A rapprochement between Orangemen and Nationalists would be difficult.The Evolution of Sinn Fein|Robert Mitchell Henry
Even Canada, with its leaven of Orangemen, was to be honoured with the speeches of an orator of second-rate powers.
The Orangemen were still a noisy faction, but their organization appeared to be breaking up.
Didn't we jockey two other orangemen, that started in company, and thought to beat us by working up along shore?
British Dictionary definitions for 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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