the contemptuous title given by the nobles to the peasants in the revolt of the Jacquerie in 1358 and adopted by the peasants in subsequent revolts.
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How to use Jacques Bonhomme in a sentence
And in our absence, Jacques Bonhomme, who seems to indulge in dreams of revolt, will put in fine strokes!
Oh, poor Jacques Bonhomme, as the nobility in its insolent haughtiness loves to call you, your day of deliverance is approaching!
While Jacques Bonhomme barely preserves existence with decayed beans and water, the seigneurs eat fit to split their stomachs.
Jacques Bonhomme is a sly fox; he had wind of your coming and has run into the earth to escape you.
High, puissant and redoubtable seigneur of Nointel, Jacques Bonhomme pardons you for the outrage he perpetrated upon you!