[fron-dur; French frawn-dœr]
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Origin of frondeur

1790–1800; < French: literally, a participant in the Fronde (the rebellion against royal authority during the minority of Louis XIV), equivalent to Fronde + -eur -eur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of frondeur

  • Some one had once called him a frondeur; he was greatly delighted with that name.

    On the Eve

    Ivan Turgenev

  • Diana dismissed it with contempt, as the shaft of a frondeur discredited by both parties.

  • Then suddenly he added, "Apropos, have you heard that Eugne has become one of the leaders of these frondeur madmen?"

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The loss was indeed serious; for the young orator was far more than a frondeur.

  • By this repressive policy the frondeur spirit of the Noblesse was revived, and it has continued to exist down to the present time.


    Donald Mackenzie Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for frondeur


  1. French history a member of the Fronde
  2. any malcontent or troublemaker
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