Huguenot definitions

hyo͝o'gə-nŏt'
A French Protestant of the 16th to 18th centuries.
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Any French Protestant of the 16th or 17th cent.
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(historical) A member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th century.
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Of, like or relating to Huguenotism or Huguenots.
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Origin of huguenot

From French huguenot (“Huguenot; also, a personal name and surname”), diminutive of Hugo, Hugon, Hugues, from Middle High German Hūg, Hūc (“Hugh, a man's name”), from Middle High German huge (“mind”), from Old High German hugu (“mind, thought”), from Proto-Germanic *huguz, *hugiz (“mind”), of unknown origin. Cognate with Old English hyge (“thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride”).