Definition of Tonton Macoute in English:

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Tonton Macoute

Pronunciation: /ˌtɒntɒn məˈkuːt/

noun (plural Tontons Macoutes pronounced same)

A member of a notoriously brutal militia formed by president François Duvalier of Haiti, active from 1961 to 1986.
Example sentences
  • And sure enough, last week both soldiers and Tonton Macoute were indeed less visible in Port-au-Prince.
  • Franck Romain, mayor of Port-au-Prince, a leader of the Tontons Macoutes was accused of directing the attack.
  • The funeral singer's father was arrested by the Tonton Macoute.

Origin

Haitian French, apparently with reference to an ogre of folk tales.

Words that rhyme with Tonton Macoute

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