Jacquerie meaning

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The uprising of the French peasants against the nobility in 1358.
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A peasant revolt, especially a very bloody one.
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(proper) The French peasants' revolt of 1358
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Any peasants' revolt.
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Origin of jacquerie

  • French from Old French jacquerie peasantry from jacques peasant jacket

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Jacquerie uprising of French peasants in 1358, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.

    From Wiktionary