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

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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, "France’s Outsider Candidates Seize the Presidential Race," 8 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of frondeur

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Frondeur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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