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muscadin

[muhs-kuh-din; French my-skah-dan] /ˈmʌs kə dɪn; French mü skɑˈdɛ̃/
noun, plural muscadins
[muhs-kuh-dins; French my-skah-dan] /ˈmʌs kə dɪns; French mü skɑˈdɛ̃/ (Show IPA)
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
1785-1795
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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