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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French douille, from Old French doile, doelle (the hollow part of a tool where the handle is fixed), from Old Frankish *dollī, *dullī (hollow tube, pipe), from Proto-Germanic *dulją (pipe), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰel- (curvature, hollow). Cognate with Old High German duli, tulli (pipe).

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NounEdit

douille f (plural douilles)

  1. socket (electrical socket)
  2. cartridge case (unprofessional; the correct term in the military is étui)
  3. (archaic) money

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