Definition of Paisleyite in US English:

Paisleyite

adjective

British
Politics
  • Of, relating to, or supporting Ian Paisley or his policies, specifically with reference to his advocacy of Protestant interests in Northern Ireland through the continued maintenance of Northern Ireland's union with Great Britain and independence from the Republic of Ireland.

noun

British
Politics
  • A supporter of Ian Paisley and his policies.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From the name of Ian Paisley (b. 1926), Ulster Presbyterian minister and politician + -ite.

Pronunciation

Paisleyite

/ˈpeɪzlɪʌɪt/