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nounIrish informal, chiefly derogatory
A member or supporter of Sinn Fein.
- On the one hand, if you get six or seven Shinners elected, plus a posse of wild and woolly independents, the public demand for a stable government will be very strong.
- It's a surprise, therefore, to find that the Shinners are enthusiastic supporters of the latest taxi-fare increases.
- So, since his party can't beat any Shinners he prefers to consider supporting someone who might not beat one but at least with the help of unionists could stop one being elected.
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