What is another word for maquisard?
10 synonyms found
[ mˈakwɪsˌɑːd], [ mˈakwɪsˌɑːd], [ m_ˈa_k_w_ɪ_s_ˌɑː_d]
Maquisard is a French term that refers to a guerrilla fighter who operates in the woods or mountains. The term has a rich history, especially during World War II when it was used to describe members of the French Resistance movement who fought against the Nazi occupation of France. Synonyms for maquisard include freedom fighter, rebel, insurgent, partisan, warrior, and militant. These words all describe a person who fights for a cause and operates outside of conventional military structure. While maquisard has a specific historical context, these synonyms span various eras and contexts where people have taken up arms in opposition to a larger opposing force.