- Irish history a member of a secret society of violent agrarian protest, formed around 1760
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Historical Examples of whiteboy
In truth, he was a Whiteboy to the backbone, and a traitor to the authorities who employed him.Bits of Blarney
R. Shelton Mackenzie
The dreaded name of Whiteboy was first heard in 1761; and agrarian crime has never since been long absent.
In the meantime, M'Carthy was soon overtaken by the friendly Whiteboy, whose speed; of foot was indeed extraordinary.
A few minutes brought this kind-hearted Whiteboy back to the spot where Hourigan and his companion, who was also his cousin, fell.
They accordingly shook hands, and M'Carthy gave him the genuine grip, as he had been taught it by the Whiteboy.