Mouton-enrag meaning

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

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

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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”).

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