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frondeur

Syllabification: fron·deur
Pronunciation: /ˌfrônˈdər
 
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Definition of frondeur in English:

noun

rare
A political rebel.
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

mid 19th century: French, literally 'slinger', used to denote a member of the Fronde.

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