See also: boite, Boite, and boité

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French boiste, from Vulgar Latin *buxita, from Late Latin buxis, from a conflation of Latin pyxis (small box) and buxus (box tree). Doublet of box.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bwat/, /bwɑt/
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  • IPA(key): /bwɛːt/ (Canada, colloquial or dated)
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NounEdit

boîte f (plural boîtes)

  1. box (the container)
  2. tin, can
  3. (colloquial) Ellipsis of boîte de nuit.: club, nightclub
    Synonym: discothèque
  4. (informal) company, employer
    Synonym: entreprise

Derived termsEdit

Pages starting with “boîte”.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from French boîte.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbwat/, [ˈbwat̪]

NounEdit

boîte f (plural boîtes)

  1. nightclub
    Synonyms: antro, club nocturno

Usage notesEdit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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