[ hyoo-guh-not or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu- /


a member of the Reformed or Calvinistic communion of France in the 16th and 17th centuries; a French Protestant.

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

Related forms

Hu·gue·not·ic, adjectiveHu·gue·not·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for huguenot


/ (ˈhjuːɡəˌnəʊ, -ˌnɒt) /


a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries


designating the French Protestant Church

Derived Forms

Huguenotic, 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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