girouette

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girouette

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French gyrouete, from Old Northern French wirewite (weathercock, weather vane), borrowed from Old Norse veðrviti (weather indicator, weather vane), from veðr (weather), and viti (indicator). Also attributed to Norman wirewire (a variant of wirewite) at the origin of the dialectal term verguillon for girouette.

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NounEdit

girouette f (plural girouettes)

  1. Weathercock, weather vane.
  2. (figuratively) A fickle person.

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