Definition of black Protestant in English:

black Protestant


  • 1(A descendant of) a Protestant settler in Ireland at the time of the Cromwellian Settlement of 1652.

  • 2Derogatory 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.