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- I certainly can't verify this myself, not having copies of the magazine, but a search online reveals this webpage that claims that the coin was termed (in this sense of the word) in the 1970s.  188.8.131.52 21:29, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks for the confirmation that it exists and some idea as to the time frame. A borrowed term from early 19th century France applied to a fictional word. There is plenty of science fiction that borrows terms from 19th century and earlier in the same way (English nautical is a favorite source). We still need some signs of use in durably archived sources or print (that we can find somewhere). DCDuring TALK 21:55, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
- cited and clarified. - TheDaveRoss
The Wikipedia article from which this was based can be found at w:User:CrazyDreamer/Grognard with one reference for a specific meaning (which may not qualify for inclusion at the moment, but in case it does at a later time . . .). Also, I believe that the French literally means "grumbler" and was adopted for old soldiers during the Napoleonic era. --CrazyDreamer 08:59, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
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- Sense nos. 2 and 3 seem to be over-specified. A list of evidence that one is a grognard doesn’t constitute a definition of the term. —Michael Z. 2013-09-17 15:23 z