[ hyoo-guh-not or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu- /
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a member of the Reformed or Calvinistic communion of France in the 16th and 17th centuries; a French Protestant.
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Origin of Huguenot
1555–65; <French, perhaps blend of Hugues (name of a political leader in Geneva) and eidgenot, back formation from eidgenots, Swiss variant of German Eidgenoss confederate, literally, oath comrade
OTHER WORDS FROM HuguenotHu·gue·not·ic, adjectiveHu·gue·not·ism, noun
Words nearby Huguenot
Hugin, Hugli, hug-me-tight, Hugo, Hugo, Victor, Huguenot, Huguenots, huh, Hu Han-min, Huhehot, huhu
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How to use Huguenot in a sentence
Hoping for some kind of employment, he appeals to Henry of Navarre, the provincial leader of the Huguenot faction in France.Flashing blades, secret passages, mistaken identities: ‘A Gentleman of France’ is a classic adventure tale|Michael Dirda|September 1, 2021|Washington Post
The du Pont family descended from Huguenot nobility in Burgundy, emigrating to the United States in 1800.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer|Marlow Stern|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I would rather see him hanged and saved than living and a Huguenot," she answered, gloomily.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
You do not know what is passing in the provinces, we have been obliged at Lyons to kill a Huguenot who preached revolt.
This orator was Gorenflot, recounting his journey to Lyons, and his duel in an inn with a dreadful Huguenot.
If indeed it were from religious motives, it might do him some good—but he has no more religion than a Huguenot.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac
But while he was away the Spaniards came by land to surprise the Huguenot settlement.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies|H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for Huguenot
/ (ˈhjuːɡəˌnəʊ, -ˌnɒt) /
a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries
designating the French Protestant Church
Derived forms of HuguenotHuguenotic, adjectiveHuguenotism, noun
Word Origin for Huguenot
C16: from French, from Genevan dialect eyguenot one who opposed annexation by Savoy, ultimately from Swiss German Eidgenoss confederate; influenced by Hugues, surname of 16th-century Genevan burgomaster
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