culot

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

cul +‎ -ot

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

culot m (plural culots)

  1. base, bottom (of an object)
  2. (metallurgy) residue, slag
  3. (colloquial) cheek, nerve (effrontery)
  4. architectural ornament, e.g. starting point of volutes
  5. residue on a smoking pipe's bottom; it's darkening by use is called culotter
  6. metonomy: the last-come person, e.g. youngest child, worst loser in a competition
Last modified on 3 November 2013, at 08:45