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1(A descendant of) a Protestant settler in Ireland at the time of the Cromwellian Settlement of 1652.
2derogatory, offensive Derogatory and offensive a staunch Irish Protestant, especially one characterized as intolerant or bigoted; also used as a more general term of abuse for an Irish Protestant.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Anna Maria Hall (1800–1881), writer.
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