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Word of the Day – Frondeur

By September 19, 2016Word of the Day

Frondeur (noun)


A political rebel: A malcontent or troublemaker.

French, literally slinger, originally used to denote a rebel taking part in the Fronde but later extended to encompass anyone who was vocally anti government.

Example sentences

“The early frondeurs used slings to shoot stones through the windows of government supporters.”

“Determined to disrupt the rally the frondeurs shouted and blew whistles drowning out the speakers and forcing the abandonment of the meeting.”

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