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  • n. A strict Calvinist in Switzerland, France, or some parts of Germany, in the early part of the 19th century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given in contempt to strict Calvinists in Switzerland, France, and some parts of Germany, in the early part of the 19th century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A term of reproach applied to those Swiss Calvinists who, about 1818, separated from the state church and maintained a strict Calvinistic theology and Methodistic discipline.

Etymologies

French, from Old French momer, mommer, to mum, to mask oneself. (Wiktionary)

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