grognard

noun gro·gnard \ (ˌ)grō¦nyär \

Definition of grognard

plural -s
1 :an old soldier
2 often capitalized :a soldier of the original imperial guard that was created by Napoleon I in 1804 and that made the final French charge at Waterloo

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Origin and Etymology of grognard

French, from grogner to grunt, grumble (from Old French gronir, grogner, from Latin grunnire to grunt) + -ard


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