frondeur

noun

fron·​deur frōⁿ-ˈdər How to pronounce frondeur (audio)

Examples of frondeur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of January, Valls was defeated in the Socialist Party race by Benoît Hamon, a dapper frondeur, a member of a rebel faction. Elisabeth Zerofsky, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frondeur was in 1798

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“Frondeur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frondeur. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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