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mouton enragé

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Etymology

First attested in 1826. From French mouton enragé (angry sheep), a nickname given to French politician Nicolas de Condorcet by Turgot. Formed from mouton (sheep) + enragé, past participle of enrager (to enrage).

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Noun

Singular
mouton enragé

Plural
moutons enragés

mouton enragé (moutons enragés)
  1. A normally peaceful person who has become suddenly and uncharacteristically angry.
    Remember not to enter the monastery; those monks can be real moutons enragés.

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