Duchesne

(2 syl.). Le père Duchésne. Jacques Réné Hébert, chief of the Cordelier Club in the French Revolution, the members of which were called Hébertists. He was called “Father Duchésne,” from the name of his vile journal. (1755-1794.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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