postillon

See also: Postillon

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian postiglione.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɔs.ti.jɔ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

postillon m (plural postillons)

  1. (historical) postman (courier who rides post)
  2. postilion
  3. (historical) a French-style hat worn by the postal workers
  4. (colloquial) spittle (drop of saliva)

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian postiglione.

NounEdit

postillon m (plural postillons)

  1. postilion (horse driver)
    • 1560, Clement Marot, Œuvres de Clement Marot
      Là vint un postillion
      Qui m'aportoit guillon