Marianne

noun
Mar·​i·​anne | \ ˌmarēˈan, ˌmer-, ˌmār-; ˌmaarēˈaa(ə)n \
variants: or less commonly Marianna \ -​ˈanə \
plural -s

Definition of Marianne

: the French Republic personified : the French people

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Marianne

French, from Marianne, French republican society of the 1850s with the aim of overthrowing Napoleon III, from the feminine name Marianne

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Marianne

Statistics for Marianne

Cite this Entry

“Marianne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marianne. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on Marianne

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!