baguette

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EnglishEdit

 
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baguette (3)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French baguette (stick), from Italian bacchetta.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bæˈɡɛt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

baguette (plural baguettes)

  1. A narrow, relatively long rectangular shape.
  2. A gem cut in such a shape.
  3. A variety of bread that is long and narrow in shape.
  4. (architecture) A small molding, like the astragal, but smaller; a bead.
  5. (zoology) One of the minute bodies seen in the divided nucleoli of some Infusoria after conjugation.
  6. (ethnic slur, mildly offensive, slang) A French person, or a person of French descent.[2]
    Synonym: frog

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ baguette” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  2. ^ Kashima, Yoshihisa, Klaus Fiedler, and Peter Freytag. Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of stereotypes. Taylor & Francis, 2008. p. 118.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian bacchetta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baguette f (plural baguettes)

  1. stick, rod, any long thin object
  2. (food) baguette, French stick
    J’achète une baguette tous les jours.
    I buy a baguette every day.
  3. chopstick
    Les japonais mangent avec des baguettes.
    The Japanese eat with chopsticks.
  4. (music) drumstick; (conductor's) baton
    Ringo est un maître des baguettes.
    Ringo is a drumstick master.
    • 1986, “Il était une fois … une maison des musiciens [There Once Was… a House of Musicians]”, in Il était une fois … une petite grenouille [There Once Was… a Little Frog] (fiction), Paris: CLE International:
      Assis en rond dans la cour, nous jouons du tambour.
      Assis en rond dans la cour, nous jouons du tambour.
      Ses baguettes font tacatamtam.
      Tes baguettes font tacatamtam.
      Mes baguettes, mes baguettes, mes baguettes font tacatamtam.
      Ses baguettes font tacatamtam.
      Tes baguettes font tacatamtam.
      Mes baguettes, mes baguettes, mes baguettes font tacatamtam.
      Tacatamtam.
      Sitting in a circle in the yard, we play the drum.
      Sitting in a circle in the yard, we play the drum.
      Their drumsticks go tacatamtam.
      Your drumsticks go tacatamtam.
      My drumsticks, my drumsticks, my drumsticks go tacatamtam.
      Their drumsticks go tacatamtam.
      Your drumsticks go tacatamtam.
      My drumsticks, my drumsticks, my drumsticks go tacatamtam.
      Tacatamtam.
  5. wand
    Gwenda a agité sa baguette magique.
    Gwenda waved her magic wand.
    • 1993, Jane Donnelly, chapter 8, in Marie May, transl., Le labyrinthe des passions [The labyrinth of passions] (Collection Azur) (fiction, pocket), Paris: Harlequin, translation of Hold back the dark by Jane Donnelly:
      Imaginez que, d’un coup de baguette magique, une fée nous ait permis de remonter le temps…
      Imagine that, with a wave from a magic wand, a fairy would allow us to trace back time…
  6. (firearms) gun-stick, rod for stuffing the gun with ammunition
  7. (Louisiana, Cajun French) the barrel of a gun

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SpanishEdit

 
baguette

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French baguette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈɡet/, [baˈɣ̞et̪]

NounEdit

baguette f (plural baguettes)

  1. baguette, French bread (a long, narrow, parbaked bread)

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French baguette.

NounEdit

baguette c

  1. baguette (bread)
    Synonym: pain riche

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