[ zhuh-ney; French zhuh-ne ]
/ ʒəˈneɪ; French ʒəˈnɛ /
Ed·mond Charles E·douard [ed-mawn sharl ey-dwar] /ɛdˈmɔ̃ ʃarl eɪˈdwar/, Citizen Genêt, 1763–1834, French minister to the U.S. in 1793.
pen name of Janet Flanner.
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British Dictionary definitions for citizen genet (1 of 3)
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪt) /
any agile catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Genetta, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Europe, having an elongated head, thick spotted or blotched fur, and a very long tail
the fur of such an animal
Word Origin for genet
C15: from Old French genette, from Arabic jarnayt
British Dictionary definitions for citizen genet (2 of 3)
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪt) /
an obsolete spelling of jennet
British Dictionary definitions for citizen genet (3 of 3)
/ (French ʒənɛ) /
Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1910–86, French dramatist and novelist; his novels include Notre-Dame des Fleurs (1944) and his plays Les Bonnes (1947) and Le Balcon (1956)
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Word Origin and History for citizen genet
small civet, late 15c., from Old French genete (Modern French genette), from Spanish gineta, from Arabic jarnait.
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