boutade

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French, from bouter (to thrust). See butt.

NounEdit

boutade (plural boutades)

  1. (obsolete) An outbreak; a caprice; a whim.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

boutade f (plural boutades)

  1. caprice
  2. quip, joke
  3. whim

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

French

NounEdit

boutade f (invariable)

  1. witticism, wisecrack
Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 03:58