Huguenot

noun
Hu·​gue·​not | \ ˈhyü-gə-ˌnät How to pronounce Huguenot (audio) \

Definition of Huguenot

: a member of the French Reformed communion especially of the 16th and 17th centuries

Other Words from Huguenot

Huguenotic \ ˌhyü-​gə-​ˈnä-​tik How to pronounce Huguenotic (audio) \ adjective
Huguenotism \ ˈhyü-​gə-​ˌnä-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce Huguenotism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Huguenot

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Huguenot

Middle French, alteration of Middle French dialect (Geneva) eyguenot, adherent of a Swiss political movement, from German dialect eidgnosse confederate

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Huguenot

Dictionary Entries near Huguenot

hugonis

Hugo rose

hug the shore

Huguenot

huh

hühnerkobelite

huhu

Statistics for Huguenot

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Huguenot

The first known use of Huguenot was in 1565

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Huguenot

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Huguenot

Comments on Huguenot

What made you want to look up Huguenot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to fake an opponent out of position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!