- the French peasants' revolt of 1358
- [oftenj-] any peasants' revolt
Origin of JacquerieFrench from Jacques Bonhomme, nobles' epithet for “peasant”
- The uprising of the French peasants against the nobility in 1358.
- jacquerie A peasant revolt, especially a very bloody one.
Origin of JacquerieFrench from Old French jacquerie peasantry from jacques peasant ; see jacket .
From the Jacquerie uprising of French peasants in 1358, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.