[ juh-ron-dist ]
/ dʒəˈrɒn dɪst /


French History. a member of a political party (1791–93) of moderate republicans whose leaders were deputies from the department of Gironde.


of or relating to the Girondists.

Origin of Girondist

From the French word Girondiste, dating back to 1785–95. See Gironde, -ist

Related forms

Gi·ron·dism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for girondist


/ (dʒɪˈrɒndɪst) /


a member of a party of moderate republicans during the French Revolution, many of whom came from Gironde: overthrown (1793) by their rivals the JacobinsSee also Jacobin (def. 1)


of or relating to the Girondists or their principles

Derived Forms

Girondism, noun
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