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From French grognard (“grumbler”).
grognard (plural grognards)
- An old soldier.
- (historical) A soldier of the original imperial guard that was created by Napoleon I in 1804 and that made the final French charge at Waterloo.
- (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.
- (Military) A soldier or enthusiast in attention to detail for rules and regulations. Respected as an expert in things most people don’t care about.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:grognard.
games, slang: person who prefers to play older (versions of) war games or RPGs
From grogner (“snarl, grunt, growl, grumble”) + -ard.
grognard m (plural grognards)
- a grumbler; one who grumbles
- an old veteran soldier, specifically an old grenadier of the Imperial Guard (Grenadiers à pied de la Garde Impériale); an old complaining soldier
- “grognard”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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