[goh-list, gaw-]


a supporter of the political principles of Charles Charles de Gaulle.
a French person who supported the French resistance movement against the Nazi occupation in World War II.

Origin of Gaullist

From the French word Gaullistes, dating back to 1940–45. See (Charles de) Gaulle, -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gaullist

Contemporary Examples of gaullist

  • France, in particular, clung to the Gaullist illusion of its singularity and remained aloof to close trans-Atlantic ties.

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    My Sober Celebration With Nixon

    Peter G. Peterson

    June 12, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for gaullist



a supporter of Gaullism


of, characteristic of, supporting, or relating to Gaullism
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