groupuscule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French groupuscule.

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groupuscule (plural groupuscules)

  1. A small political group, especially of an extremist faction.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 87:
      Thus, by the time that I enrolled as an “undergraduate” at Balliol College, Oxford, I was already a militant “student” member of the International Socialist groupuscule, as such factions were to become known after the momentously imminent events in France.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From groupe +‎ -cule, modeled after minuscule.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁu.pys.kyl/
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Noun[edit]

groupuscule m (plural groupuscules)

  1. (derogatory) groupuscule (small political group)
    un groupuscule d'extrême droite(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    • 2019 March 15, Timothée Boutry, “Attentat de Christchurch : «Une montée de la violence d’extrême droite»”, in Le Parisien[1]:
      En France, même s’il n’est pas passé à l’action, on peut citer le groupuscule AFO (action des forces opérationnelles) démantelé cet été qui projetait de s’en prendre à des musulmans.
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