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EtymologyEdit

From Italian babbola, the suffix is influenced by frequent forms such as bestiole, cabriole.

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NounEdit

babiole f (plural babioles)

  1. useless or worthless thing; a trinket [from 16th century]
    Mais surtout n'va pas dépenser plus qu'il ne faut. N'achète pas un tas de rubans et de babioles qui ne servent à rien.
    But especially don't go spend more than necessary. Don't buy a bunch of ribbons and useless trinkets.

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