noun \ˈhyü-gə-ˌnät\

Definition of HUGUENOT

:  a member of the French Reformed communion especially of the 16th and 17th centuries
Hu·gue·not·ic \ˌhyü-gə-ˈnä-tik\ adjective
Hu·gue·not·ism \ˈhyü-gə-ˌnä-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Origin of HUGUENOT

Middle French, alteration of Middle French dialect (Geneva) eyguenot, adherent of a Swiss political movement, from German dialect eidgnosse confederate
First Known Use: 1565


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