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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French fripon.

NounEdit

fripon c

  1. rogue, rascal
    • 1843, Danske magazin, page 132
      ... at Kongen derfor skulde faae en Person uden Stand, uden Charakteer, en fripon[sic, meaning Fripon] og Spion af Profession, og[sic] som meer end eengang havde undveget Strikken; ...
      ... that the king should therefore get a person without position, without character, a rogue and spy by profession, who had more than once escaped the noose; ...
    • 1900, Oscar Levertin, Rococo Noveller
      Madame Ruhnkenia laa halvt paa sin gule Ottoman i halvt deshabillée[sic] med en Fripon af en Sko skælmsk kiggende frem under Kjolens Folder.
      Madame Ruhnkenia half-lay on her yellow sofa in a state of intermediate undress, with a rascal of a shoe roguishly peeking out from the folds of the dress.
    • 2001 January 14, "Petrus von Thyssen", Jyllands-Posten
      Se, sådan taler, med grandezza, en hædersmand, og sådan sættes en radikal fripon på plads.
      See, thus an honest man speaks with grandezza, and thus is a radical rascal put in his/her place.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French friper and -on.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fripon m (plural fripons, feminine friponne)

  1. rascal, rogue

AdjectiveEdit

fripon (feminine singular friponne, masculine plural fripons, feminine plural friponnes)

  1. mischievous

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