American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Irish Protestant. The name Orangemen was given about the end of the seventeenth century by Roman Catholics to the Protestants of Ireland, on account of their support of the cause of William III. of England, Prince of Orange.
- 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. Orangemen are especially prominent in Ulster, Ireland, but local branches called
lodgesare found all over the British empire, as well as in many parts of the United States.
- n. a member of the Orange Order, a Protestant society in Northern Ireland
- n. any Protestant Irishman
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign
- After William, Prince of Orange, later King William III of England, Scotland, and Ireland. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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?”
“I was interested in the fact that the politician they got to criticise him was Adam "ex-Orangeman" Ingram on this issue.”
“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.”
“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.”
“- Spoken like an Orangeman, says the sarge, and you couldn't tell from it whether his oscillator was up or down.”
“Once Coach Marrone came around, I can proudly say I'm an Orangeman because I know everything about the university.”
“Anyone who says different is a Protestant or an Orangeman or a Jew, someone with a grudge against the Catholic Church.”
“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.”
“To tell you frankly, if the SNP put up an Orangeman,I would vote for him.”
“Sure and this reminds me of the Orangeman who died, and who being a fool went to St. Peter seeking admission into Heaven.”
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