Orangeman

A name given by Roman Catholics to the Protestants of Ireland, on account of their adhesion to William III. of the House of Orange, they had been previously called “Peep-of-Day Boys.” The Roman party were Jacobites. (See Orange Lodges.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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