Definitions for jacquerieˌʒɑ kəˈri, ˌʒæk ə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Jac•que•rieˌʒɑ kəˈri, ˌʒæk ə-(n.)
the revolt of the peasants of N France against the nobles in 1358.
Category: Western History
(l.c.) any peasant revolt.
Origin of Jacquerie:
1520–30; < F, MF, =jaque(s) peasant+-rie -ry
A violent revolt by peasants.
Origin: From the Jacquerie uprising of French peasants in 1358, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.
the name given to a revolt of French peasants against the nobles in 1358, the leader assuming the contemptuous title, Jacques Bonhomme, given by the nobles to the peasantry. Hence, any revolt of peasants
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given to an insurrection of French peasants against the nobles in the Ile of France (q. v.), which broke out on May 21, 1358, during the absence of King John as a prisoner in England; it was caused by the oppressive exactions of the nobles, and was accompanied with much savagery and violence, but the nobles combined against the revolt, as they did not do at the time of Revolution, preferring rather to leave the country in a pet, and it was extinguished on the 9th June following.