Whiteboy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the white smocks the members wore in their nightly raids.

Noun[edit]

Whiteboy (plural Whiteboys)

  1. A member of the Whiteboys, a secret Irish agrarian organization in 18th-century Ireland, using violent tactics to defend tenant farmers' land rights for subsistence farming.

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