Gaullism

noun
Gaull·​ism | \ˈgō-ˌli-zəm, ˈgȯ- \

Definition of Gaullism 

1 : a French political movement during World War II led by Charles de Gaulle in opposition to the Vichy regime

2 : a postwar French political movement led by Charles de Gaulle

Other Words from Gaullism

Gaullist \ ˈgō-​list , ˈgȯ-​ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Gaullism

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Gaullism

Charles de Gaulle

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Gaullism

gault

gaum

gaumless

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