muscadin

muscadin

[muhs-kuh-din; French my-skah-dan]
noun, plural muscadins [muhs-kuh-dins; French my-skah-dan] .
1.
a person with monarchical sympathies during the French revolution, especially from 1794 to 1796.
2.
a French fop or dandy of this period.

Origin:
1785–95; < French: dandy, fop, literally, lozenge containing musk (used by such dandies) < Italian moscardino, derivative (with -ardino; see -ard, -in1) of moscado, moscato, equivalent to mosc- (< Late Latin; see musk) + -ato -ate1

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