grognard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French grognard (grumbler).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɔnjɑɹ/, /ˈɡɹoʊn.jɑɹd/, /ˈɡɹɑɡ.nɑɹd/

Noun[edit]

grognard (plural grognards)

  1. An old soldier.
  2. A soldier of the original imperial guard that was created by Napoleon I in 1804 and that made the final French charge at Waterloo.
  3. (games, slang) Someone who enjoys playing older war-games or roleplaying games, or older versions of such games, when newer ones are available.
    James is such a grognard, he only plays the original edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grogner (snarl, grunt, growl, grumble) +‎ -ard.

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Noun[edit]

grognard m (plural grognards)

  1. a grumbler; one who grumbles
  2. an old veteran soldier, specifically an old grenadier of the Imperial Guard (Grenadiers à pied de la Garde Impériale); an old complaining soldier

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