Marianne

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

Definition of Marianne

plural -s
: the French Republic personified : the French people

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Origin and Etymology of marianne

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


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