from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A scurrilous anti-governmental pamphlet published in mid-seventeenth-century France.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In French history, one of the pamphlets, satires, songs, or lampoons directed against Cardinal Mazarin (1602-61), prime minister of France, during the wars of the Fronde.


From French mazarinade, from Jules Mazarin, the chief minister and a popular target of such pamphlets. (Wiktionary)



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