noun, plural mu·ti·nies.
verb (used without object), mu·ti·nied, mu·ti·ny·ing.
- mutilating keratoderma,
- mutt and jeff
Origin of mutiny
Examples from the Web for mutiny
He left, but many other mercenaries stayed, and two years later they were executed or expelled after a mutiny in Stanleyville.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He risked a mutiny, but nonetheless handed over six senior park officers to the courts for trafficking park resources.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within three months, one of the original six councilors was charged with mutiny and executed.Not Just Cannibalism: Seven Ways Colonial Jamestown Was a Living Hell|Nina Strochlic|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first stirrings of mutiny are heard—and Daphne tries to draw Walter into the plot.
Too late, Rupe.Romney campaign reporters refused to stay at the Comfort Suites and, well, staged a mutiny to get a better hotel.
You remember in the mutiny how women fought at the side of their husbands.A Soldier's Daughter|G. A. Henty
At any moment he expected to hear a hellish bedlam break loose—the beginning of the mutiny.In the Orbit of Saturn|Roman Frederick Starzl
Yet his being there put a different complexion on her act of mutiny.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
The progress of the mutiny and its suppression in other directions must now be related.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
What was it that, when the common people of Rome were like to have destroyed all by their mutiny, reduced them to obedience?The Praise of Folly|Desiderius Erasmus
noun plural -nies
verb -nies, -nying or -nied
Word Origin for mutiny
1560s, with noun suffix -y (1) + obsolete verb mutine "revolt" (1540s), from Middle French mutiner "to revolt," from meutin "rebellious," from meute "a revolt, movement," from Vulgar Latin *movita "a military uprising," from fem. past participle of Latin movere "to move" (see move (v.)).
1580s, from mutiny (n.). Alternative mutine is recorded from 1550s. Related: Mutinied; mutinying.