Hu·​gue·​not ˈhyü-gə-ˌnät How to pronounce Huguenot (audio)
: a member of the French Reformed communion especially of the 16th and 17th centuries
Huguenotic adjective
Huguenotism noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Huguenot was in 1565

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“Huguenot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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