maquis maquis

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
  2. (n) the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II

Usage(s):

  1. Until invasion lifts the curtain, the many elements which make up French resistancegroups still bearing the old party names, saboteur bands, the maquis, the manifold .
  2. That Bandit Spada, who once was chased through the maquis by two full regiments of gendarmes, armored tanks and reporters armed with rifles, should not know that his death was .

News

  • E3 superheroes

    It's about time...might be what fans of Lego video games are saying. There has been everything from Lego Batman to Lego Lord of the Rings to Lego Indiana Jones, but there's been one glaring omission, until now. Thanks to Lego Marvel Superheroes, you now have access to this crowd: Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Iron Man, the maquis masked man Spider-Man.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: YNN Rochester

Quotes

  1. By the end of her service following the liberation of France in 1944, Major General Colin Gubbins, who led SOE, wrote: "Her control over the maquis group to which she was attached, complicated by political disagreements among the French, was...
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Colin Gubbins Source: Independent

  2. Regarding the ranks issue, Le Nouveau Reveil, a daily close to the former ruling PDCI-RDA party, quotes the Ivoirian President Laurent Gbagbo as saying, "People gained their ranks while they were in the maquis. I receive them because they are the...
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Laurent Gbagbo Source: AllAfrica.com

Word of the Day
ennui ennui
/ɛ ˈnu i /