soixante-huitard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French soixante-huitard.

Noun[edit]

soixante-huitard ‎(plural soixante-huitards)

  1. Someone who took part in, or otherwise supported, the civil unrest in France in May 1968, characterised by student protests and widespread strikes; (loosely), a fierce social activist or protester.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 92:
      ‘Those clochards in Cannes, mostly old soixante-huitards. They see a tribute to modern industrial genius and can't resist giving it a swift kick.’
    • 2012, Jonathan Rée, The Guardian, 26 Oct 2012:
      As far as he is concerned, the institutions that once made Britain great – from parliament to the ancient seats of learning, from monarchy and the common law to the Church of England – have all been hollowed out and subverted by cynical soixante-huitards.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From soixante-huit +‎ -ard, after quarante-huitard.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /swa.sɑ̃.tɥi.taʁ/

Noun[edit]

soixante-huitard m ‎(plural soixante-huitards)

  1. (colloquial) soixante-huitard

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