One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Especially in Paris in the 18th and 19th centuries: a dandy, a fop. Hence depreciatively: a member of a Moderate party (composed chiefly of young men of the upper middle class) in the early years of the French Revolution (1794–6).
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Charles Pigott (d. 1794). From French muscadin, specifically sense development of muscadin.
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