What does martinet mean?

Definitions for martinet
ˌmɑr tnˈɛt, ˈmɑr tnˌɛtmar·tinet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. martinet, disciplinarian, moralist(noun)

    someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

Webster Dictionary

  1. Martinet(noun)

    in military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods

  2. Martinet(noun)

    the martin

  3. Origin: [So called from an officer of that name in the French army under Louis XIV. Cf. Martin the bird, Martlet.]


  1. Martinet

    The martinet is a punitive device traditionally used in France and other parts of Europe. The word also has other usages. It is also a term for a type of hammer in French, a diminutive of marteau, "hammer".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Martinet

    mär′tin-et, n. a strict disciplinarian.—n. Martinet′ism. [From Martinet, a very strict officer in the army of Louis XIV. of France.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of martinet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of martinet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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