Bourbon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The French Bourbon dynasty is named for the lordship of French Bourbon l'Archambault. The town's name derives from Gaulish Borvo, a local Celtic deity associated with hot springs, from Proto-Celtic *borvo (froth, foam). Compare brew and fervent.

The subsidiary senses derive from the dynasty's name.

Pronunciation[edit]

Senses 1 and 4

Sense 2, 3, 5 and 6

Proper noun[edit]

Bourbon

  1. A European dynasty which reigns in Spain and formerly ruled the Kingdom of France.
  2. (historical, Southern United States) A Bourbon Democrat.
    • 1988, Herbert Shapiro, White Violence and Black Response: From Reconstruction to Montgomery, ISBN 0870235788.
      It was "a fundamental impossibility" for a black person to be a Bourbon, white-supremacist Democrat, but a black individual could very well become a "progressive Democrat."
    • 1992, West's Federal Supplement (first series), vol. 787, p. 1090.
      As a practical matter, blacks had been denied a fair vote and a fair count even before the 1901 Constitution, because the Black Belt Bourbon white politicians used fraud and intimidation to manipulate the black vote to support conservative Democratic candidates.
    1. (historical, Southern United States, especially Mississippi) A white conservative, particularly in the context of opposition to equal rights for blacks.
      • 2014, Akinyele Omowale Umoja, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement, ISBN 1479886033
        For the Bourbon White elite and their allies, the intimidation of the Black laborers and farmers was necessary to prevent their political involvement and to maintain their subjugated location in the economy.
  3. Bourbon County, Kentucky, in the United States.
  4. Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States.
  5. (obsolete) The island of Réunion.
  6. A town in Indiana.
  7. A city in Missouri.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The French Bourbon dynasty is named for the lordship of Bourbon l'Archambault. The town's name derives from Gaulish Borvo, a local Celtic deity associated with hot springs, from Proto-Celtic *borvo (froth, foam).

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Proper noun[edit]

Bourbon

  1. A surname​.
  2. Bourbon, a European dynasty that formerly reigned in France and now reigns in Spain
  3. Bourbon-l’Archambault, a commune in France