Gi·​rond·​ist jə-ˈrän-dist How to pronounce Girondist (audio)
: a member of the moderate republican party in the French legislative assembly in 1791

Word History


French girondiste, from Gironde, a political party, from Gironde, department of France represented by its leaders

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Girondist was in 1795

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“Girondist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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