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  • n. A Protestant, especially one that is a member of the Protestant unionist community of Northern Ireland.
  • n. Any one from the Protestant, Unionist and pro-British community, whether they are members of the Orange Order or not (as termed by Irish Nationalists and Catholics).

Etymologies

It comes from the identification that Protestants have in Northern Ireland as supporters of the memory of King William III, "Prince of Orange", the color is often identified with the fraternal Protestant Orange Order. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Orangey (credited under various names) had a prolific career in film and television in the 1950s and early 1960's and was the only cat to win two Patsy Awards (Picture Animal Top Star of the Year, an animal actor's version of an Oscar), the first for the title role in Rhubarb (1951), a story about a cat who inherits a fortune, and the second for his portrayal of the cat, Audrey Hepburn's "poor slob without a name" in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)."

    -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Orangey&oldid=594717422

    April 16, 2014