A political rebel.
- His decision horrified former frondeurs like Jean Le Boindre, who wrote that as ‘the French had changed their laws and their monarchy, they might as well change their name’.
- The early frondeurs used slings to shoot stones through the windows of government supporters.
- Out of patience with the mid-90s rightwing frondeurs, he was a loyal government member who got on with his job.
Mid 19th century: French, literally 'slinger', used to denote a member of the Fronde.
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