noun, plural ma·quis [mah-keez, ma-; French ma-kee]. /mɑˈkiz, mæ-; French maˈki/.
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Origin of maquis
Words nearby maquis
Example sentences from the Web for maquis
Your fine cloth frock-coat would be in tatters in two days, if you wore it in the maquis.
We shall meet again in the maquis, some day, perhaps, and then we'll continue our study of Virgil.
Startled by the firing, a horse which had been wandering through the maquis, was really coming close up to them.
I had a guide with me, for fear I should lose my way in the maquis.The Corsican Brothers|Alexandre Dumas
Rand leaned over and spat into the brass cuspidor, a gesture of braggadocio he had picked up among the French maquis.Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for maquis
noun plural -quis (-ˈkiː)
- the French underground movement that fought against the German occupying forces in World War II
- a member of this movement