Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a secret society founded in Northern Ireland in 1795 to maintain the political and religious ascendancy of Protestantism.
  • n. A Protestant Irishman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a member of the Orange Order, a Protestant society in Northern Ireland
  • n. any Protestant Irishman

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a secret society, organized in the north of Ireland in 1795, the professed objects of which are the defense of the reigning sovereign of Great Britain, the support of the Protestant religion, the maintenance of the laws of the kingdom, etc.; -- so called in honor of William, Prince of Orange, who became William III. of England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Irish Protestant.
  • n. A member of a secret politico-religious society instituted in Ireland in 1795, for the purpose of upholding the Protestant religion and ascendancy, and of opposing Romanism and the Roman Catholic influence in the government of the country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign

Etymologies

After William, Prince of Orange, later King William III of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Speaking of the RNC, now that CIA Director Panetta “recently” testified that “top CIA officials have concealed significant actions from all members of Congress” and “misled members” from 2001 until this week , when can Speaker Pelosi expect her apology from Deputy Dawg Orangeman Boehner and numerous other Repiglicans for their repeated LIES about Pelosi?

    First on the Ticker: RNC blasts Obama's stimulus in new video

  • I was interested in the fact that the politician they got to criticise him was Adam "ex-Orangeman" Ingram on this issue.

    A carefully sculptured mask slips

  • Have you ever heard of a repo wanting to up grade technology into the 21st century Seems like Orangeman Boehner wants it one way and now the other.

    GOP urges new tech rules on Hill

  • There were reports that an Orangeman in his 60s was hit in the head with a brick as nationalist youths also threw missiles at the parade.

    Police officer seriously injured after loyalist march ends in sectarian riot

  • - Spoken like an Orangeman, says the sarge, and you couldn't tell from it whether his oscillator was up or down.

    cyclops

  • "Once Coach Marrone came around, I can proudly say I'm an Orangeman because I know everything about the university."

    Syracuse Goes Back to the Future

  • Anyone who says different is a Protestant or an Orangeman or a Jew, someone with a grudge against the Catholic Church.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Unfortunately, Jim Brown, as any good Orangeman should know, played at the 'Cuse before Ernie Davis, and did not win the Heisman Trophy -- after he was overlooked his senior year (the winner was future GB Packers "Golden Boy" Paul Hornung from Notre Dame), famous sports journalist Dick Schaap stopped voting for the award in future years out of protest.

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  • To tell you frankly, if the SNP put up an Orangeman,I would vote for him.

    Mr Kerr's Opus

  • Sure and this reminds me of the Orangeman who died, and who being a fool went to St. Peter seeking admission into Heaven.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Ethics of Naming Sports Teams After Ethnic Groups:

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