Definition of Orangeman in US English:



  • A member of the Orange Order, a Protestant political society in Northern Ireland.

    • ‘By that he means the right of Orangemen to parade in nationalist areas.’
    • ‘Police forced the Orangemen to march through a derelict industrial site to their Orange lodge, which overlooks the road.’
    • ‘The Orangemen staged a protest at the steel and concrete barrier blocking their path at Drumcree bridge, but dispersed after pleas by their leadership for no violence.’
    • ‘Many Orangemen proudly declare that one of the founding principles of Orangeism is religious liberty.’
    • ‘The marching by Orangemen through nationalist areas has been contentious since the organisation's inception.’
    • ‘For Orangemen, religious perspectives intertwine and coexist with political and social ones at many junctures.’
    • ‘Curiously enough, the rector of St Anne's Church in Dawson Street did not share Bury's enthusiasm as he refused the Orangemen the exclusive use of his church.’
    • ‘There was a much more low-key police and army presence on both sides of the barrier separating the nationalist Garvaghy Road residents and Orangemen.’
    • ‘An Orangeman's political outlook in Scotland is defined by these perceptions on the one hand and the realities of British politics on the other.’
    • ‘The trouble began after supporters of the Orangemen were allowed to pass the security cordon.’
    • ‘The Orangeman says the district officers now feel they were misled.’
    • ‘But the Parades Commission would not give way, and the Orangemen lost.’
    • ‘Out of 1000 people surveyed, nearly half did not know that the Battle of the Boyne was marked by Orangemen in Northern Ireland each summer.’
    • ‘Ramsay also defended Orangemen who joined paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland and Scotland in the early 1970s, at the height of the Troubles.’
    • ‘In 1998 the New Labour government refused to concede to the Orangemen.’
    • ‘In the late 90s, female supporters of the Orangemen began selling hot drinks and snacks from their cars.’
    • ‘The arrival of new leadership and the resignation of key figures have affected the organisation and how Orangemen feel about it.’
    • ‘My father's hometown was founded by lowland Scots and Orangemen, which made for interesting times for the smattering of Irish Catholics who also lived in the village.’
    • ‘But on this particularly sunny April Saturday, the circling helicopters and marching Orangemen did not provoke trouble.’
    • ‘In a show of solidarity, most Orangemen chose to boycott a recent evening meal of spaghetti.’