from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of the Ribbon Society. See Ribbon Society, under ribbon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of an Irish Ribbon lodge; an adherent of Ribbonism.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
[Footnote 3: Celidh, pronounced cayley, a visit.] [Footnote 4: A ribbonman -- a member of a secret agrarian society.]