Definition of frondeur in English:

frondeur

noun

rare
  • A political rebel.

    • ‘The early frondeurs used slings to shoot stones through the windows of government supporters.’
    • ‘He is doing very well and all the frondeurs are shivering in their shoes.’
    • ‘Out of patience with the mid-90s rightwing frondeurs, he was a loyal government member who got on with his job.’
    • ‘These were the ‘philosophical circle’ and the ‘political circle,’ amicably decried by each other as ‘German sentimentalists’ and ‘French frondeurs.’’
    • ‘His decision horrified former frondeurs like Jean Le Boindre, who wrote that as ‘the French had changed their laws and their monarchy, they might as well change their name’.’
    nihilist, insurgent, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist, freedom fighter, resistance fighter, rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, bolshevik, mutineer
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Origin

French, literally ‘slinger’, used to denote a rebel taking part in the Fronde.

Pronunciation

frondeur

/fʀɔndœʀ//frɒnˈdəː/