baragouiner

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From baragouin +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ba.ʁa.ɡwi.ne/

VerbEdit

baragouiner

  1. to gibber, jabber, garble, muddle one's words
    • 1884, Joris-Karl Huysmans, À rebours, page 169:
      Il finit par s’arracher à cette contemplation, poussa la porte, pénétra dans une vaste bibliothèque, pleine de monde ; des étrangères assises dépliaient des cartes et baragouinaient, en des langues inconnues, des remarques.
      He ended up tearing himself away from this contemplation, pushed the door, and entered a large library full of people; there sat foreign women, dealing cards and rambling on in unknown languages, in remarks.
  2. to speak (a language) badly

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