- the revolt of the peasants of northern France against the nobles in 1358.
- (lowercase) any peasant revolt.
Origin of Jacquerie
Examples from the Web for jacquerie
They may make a Jacquerie, but they cannot make a revolution.
Nothing could have been more unlike the popular idea of a jacquerie.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century
Richard Henry Tawney
Then arose the terrible insurrection known as the Jacquerie.
This terrific punishment put a summary end to the Jacquerie.
But here is the Jacquerie, the bulk of my army, annihilated.'
- the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358
Word Origin and History for jacquerie
1520s, from Middle French jacquerie "peasants or villeins collectively," from Jacques, the proper name, which is used as Jack is used in English, in the sense of "any common fellow." So, also, "the rising of the northern French peasants against the nobles, 1357-8," from a French usage. Etymologically, Jacques is from Late Latin Iacobus (see Jacob).