muscadin

[ muhs-kuh-din; French my-skah-dan ]
/ ˈmʌs kə dɪn; French mü skɑˈdɛ̃ /
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noun, plural mus·ca·dins [muhs-kuh-dins; French my-skah-dan] /ˈmʌs kə dɪns; French mü skɑˈdɛ̃/.

a person with monarchical sympathies during the French Revolution, especially from 1794 to 1796.
a French fop or dandy of this period.

Nearby words

  1. musb,
  2. musca,
  3. musca volitans,
  4. muscadel,
  5. muscadet,
  6. muscadine,
  7. muscae,
  8. muscae volitantes,
  9. muscari,
  10. muscarine

Origin of muscadin

1785–95; < French: dandy, fop, literally, lozenge containing musk (used by such dandies) < Italian moscardino, derivative (with -ardino; see -ard, -in1) of moscado, moscato, equivalent to mosc- (< Late Latin; see musk) + -ato -ate1

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