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garçon

See also: garcon

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the French garçon (1788), from Old French garçun (servant), oblique case of gars, from Frankish *wrakjō (servant, boy), from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô (exile, driven one), from Proto-Indo-European *wreg- (to drive). Cognate with Old High German wrecheo, recko (exile, warrior, hero) (Modern German Recke), Old Saxon wrekkio (a banished person, exile, stranger), Old English wrecca (a wretch, stranger, exile), and perhaps to Old Norse rekkr (man, warrior, hero). More at wretch, wreak.

NounEdit

garçon (plural garçons)

  1. A waiter (especially at a French restaurant).

ReferencesEdit

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French garçun (servant), oblique case of gars, from Frankish *wrakjō (servant, boy) from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô (exile, driven one), from Proto-Indo-European *wreg- (to drive). Cognate with Old High German wrecheo, recko (exile, warrior, hero) (Modern German Recke), Old Saxon wrekkio (a banished person, exile, stranger), Old English wrecca (a wretch, stranger, exile), and perhaps to Old Norse rekkr (man, warrior, hero). More at wretch, wreak.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ɡaʁsɔ̃/

NounEdit

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. boy
    Il a deux garçons et une fille.
    He has two boys and a daughter.
  2. waiter
    Garçon, l'addition s'il vous plait.
    Waiter, the bill please.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

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NormanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French garçon. Displaced native hardé.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. (Jersey) boy

Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Frankish, see above.

NounEdit

garçon m (oblique plural garçons, nominative singular gars, nominative plural garçon)

  1. manservant

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