Meaning of jacquerie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒeɪk(ə)ri/


  • A communal uprising or revolt.

    ‘Threatened by plots, riots, jacquerie, and pressure from the newly emancipated crowds and journalists of Paris, the Assembly quickly moved far beyond the wishes of the people as expressed in the cahiers.’
    • ‘Peasant risings had erupted in the south and east of Russia, for centuries the regions from which jacqueries had sprung.’
    • ‘The jacqueries, the peasants’ war, Stenka Razin, Pugachev, also Milan, Trieste, Lyon in 183o, and so forth-those were the great insurrections.’
    • ‘The peasants had only ever produced violent jacqueries, which usually ended in disaster, most recently in the Boxer rebellion of 1900.’
    • ‘The exclusion of the Corsicans in the high administration, the legal inequalities and the economic situation started a succession of jacqueries.’
    rebellion, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, uprising, riot, rioting, rising, insurgence, insurgency, coup, overthrow, seizure of power, regime change


Early 16th century (referring to the 1357 peasants' revolt against the nobles in northern France): from Old French, literally ‘villeins’, from Jacques, a given name used in the sense ‘peasant’.