Word of the Week Wednesday: martinet


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: martinet.

A martinet is a strict disciplinarian, someone who rigidly follows rules or procedures.

The word comes from Jean Martinet, the developer of a system of drill (as in Drill Sergeant).

It reminds me of the word marionette, although that has a completely different feel to it.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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