faineant

See also: fainéant

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French fay neant, alteration of feignant (idler), present participle of feindre, modelled on fait (does) + neant (nothing).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

faineant (plural faineants)

  1. An irresponsible or lazy person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idler

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1973

Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

faineant m (plural faineans)

  1. lazy person; faineant