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- n. Someone who, during the Irish famine, supplied food such as soup to Catholics who converted to Protestantism.
- n. A (former) Catholic who converted to Protestantism in order to gain such food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of supper.
- n. In Ireland, a name applied in derision to a Protestant missionary or a convert from Roman Catholicism, from the fact that the missionaries are said to assist their work by distributing soup to their converts.
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