Word Origin for Fronde
Examples from the Web for fronde
He had come out of the storms of the Fronde a sad and disappointed man.The Women of the French Salons|Amelia Gere Mason
Cardinal Mazarin, after his return to Paris, made it his chief study to divide the Fronde.The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete|Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
During the war of the Fronde, the parliament absolutely refused to register the royal decrees.
As we have said, La Rochefoucauld had grown wearied of the Fronde, into which he had hopefully flung himself in 1648.Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sutherland Menzies
In 1652, during the war of the Fronde it suffered severely at the hands of the royal troops under Turenne.
1798, from French fronde (14c.), "sling," from Old French fonde, from Latin funda "casting net," of unknown origin.
Name given to the party which rose against Mazarin and the court during the minority of Louis XIV, supposedly from the use of stone-casting slings to attack property of their opponents. Hence, sometimes used figuratively for "violent political opposition."