martinet martinet


  • (n) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms



  1. He is killer and clown, big-hearted buffoon and strutting martinet.
  2. And Joe Soares, who runs the Canadian team, has the martinet tone of an NFL coach.
  3. A martinet but the idol of his men, Bigeard whipped them into shape by running them as much as 15 miles at a time.


  • Conan goes to E3, endorses everything

    If you're looking for an alternative synopsis of E3, 'Clueless Gamer' Conan O'Brien provided one on his show this week. Keep an eye out for fleeting appearances from Hohokum , Ryse , Dead Rising 3 , Mario Kart 8 , and the "tragic" Charles Martinet. Conan goes to E3, endorses everything originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Joystiq

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  1. Saint-André said: "I heard what he [Martinet] said. I have not heard anything like that before. A club and a team are more important than any one individual. Sometimes a coach or a director gets sacked for bad results. That is not the case here. I...
    on Jan 25, 2004 By: Philippe Saint-Andre Source:

  2. "Her best friend from childhood, Betsy Ebeling, told me at great length ...... about how abusive (Clinton's) father was of her mother, how he humiliated her," Bernstein said. "Her father was a sour, unfulfilled man, a martinet."
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Carl Bernstein Source: CNN International

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