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

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“Huguenot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Huguenot. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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