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cotillon

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NounEdit

cotillon (plural cotillons)

  1. Alternative form of cotillion
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      “Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cotte (dress) +‎ -illon (diminutive) + (alt. -ille + -on).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cotillon m (plural cotillons)

  1. (archaic) petticoat
  2. (dance) cotillion, cotillon
  3. (in the plural) party novelties (e.g. paper hats, streamers etc.)

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

cotillon m (invariable)

  1. small favour

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

cotillon m (plural cotillons)

  1. skirt

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