Definition of frondeur in English:

frondeur

Line breaks: frond|eur
Pronunciation: /frɒnˈdəː
 
, fʀɔndœʀ/

noun

rare
  • A political rebel.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

French, literally 'slinger', used to denote a rebel taking part in the Fronde.

More definitions of frondeur

Definition of frondeur in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person