[boo-lan-jiz-uh m]


the doctrines of militarism and reprisals against Germany, advocated, especially in the 1880s, by the French general Boulanger.

Origin of Boulangism

1885–90; < French boulangisme. See G. E. J. M. Boulanger, -ism

Related formsBou·lan·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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