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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From obsolete verb boucaner (to imitate the sound of the goat), from bouc (goat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

boucan m (plural boucans)

  1. (informal) racket, hubbub (loud and unpleasant noise)
    Ce n'est pas bientôt fini ce boucan, on ne s'entend plus !
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    Ça a fait un de ces boucans !
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Tupi mokaém. See boucaner

  1. grill (Native American Style)

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