mouton enragé

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1826. Borrowing from French mouton enragé (a nickname given to French politician Nicolas de Condorcet by Turgot), from mouton (sheep) + enragé, past participle of enrager (to enrage).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmuːtɒn ˌɒnɹæˈʒeɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmu.tɑ̃ ɑ̃.ɹɹɑˈʒeɪ/
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Noun[edit]

mouton enragé (plural moutons enragés)

  1. A normally peaceful person who has become suddenly and uncharacteristically angry.
    Remember not to enter the monastery; those monks can be real moutons enragés.

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