groupuscule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French groupuscule.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹuːpəˌskjuːl/

Noun[edit]

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.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

groupuscule m (plural groupuscules)

  1. groupuscule

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