Definition of Marianne in English:

Marianne

(also Mary-Anne)

noun

informal
  • The Republican form of government in France; (by extension) the French Republic personified.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881), prime minister and novelist. From French Marianne, personification of the French Republic, usually portrayed as a female figure wearing a Phrygian cap, specifically application of the female forename Marianne; the reason for its adoption is not known for certain.

Pronunciation

Marianne

/ˌmarɪˈan/