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August 16th- Martinet

martinet

\mar-t'n-ET\ , noun:
1. A strict disciplinarian.
2. One who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.
 
Example:
Players coached by him have cursed the day they ever set sight on such a merciless martinet.  Long days and strict rules are what the coach was known for.
 
Origin:
A martinet is so called after an officer of that name in the French army under Louis XIV.
Tags: french, m, noun
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