Mouton-enrag definitions

A normally peaceful person who has become suddenly and uncharacteristically angry.

Remember not to enter the monastery; those monks can be real moutons enragés.


Origin of mouton-enrag

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