frondeur

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noun fron·deur \frōⁿ-ˈdər\

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Origin and Etymology of frondeur

French, literally, slinger, participant in a 17th century revolt in which the rebels were compared to schoolboys using slings only when the teacher was not looking


First Known Use: 1798

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