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From the Jacquerie uprising of French peasants in 1358, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.
jacquerie (plural jacqueries)
- A violent revolt by peasants.
- 1911, Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis:
- A jacquerie, even if carried out with the most respectful of intentions, cannot fail to leave some traces of embarrassment behind it.
- 1951, Isaac Asimov, chapter 18, in Foundation, Panther Books Ltd publication, published 1974, part V: “The Merchant Princes”, page 185:
- “Is that what you’re setting your hopes on, man? What do you expect? A housewives’ rebellion? A Jacquerie?[”]
- 1986, G Krishnan-Kutty, Peasantry in India, page 71:
- Whenever a jacquerie occurred, the authorities looked "upon it as a revolt of the underdog against his native oppressor."
- 1996, Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy, Folio Society, published 2013, page 207:
- Nearly three thousand manors were destroyed (15 per cent of the total) during the Jacquerie of 1905-6.
a violent revolt by peasants
From Jacquerie, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants, literally “James”) + -erie.
jacquerie f (plural jacqueries)
- commoners' revolt, jacquerie
- “jacquerie”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Unadapted borrowing from French jacquerie.
jacquerie f (uncountable)
declension of jacquerie (singular only)
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