EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French poule, from Latin pullus, pulla.

NounEdit

poule (plural poules)

  1. A girl, a young woman, especially seen as promiscuous; a slut. [from 1920s]
    • 1926, Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, Folio Society 2008, p. 40:
      It was a warm spring night and I sat at a table on the terrace of the Napolitain after Robert had gone, watching [] the poules going by, singly and in pairs, looking for the evening meal.
    • 2000, J. G. Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 369:
      ‘Where are the Delages taking you?’ ‘Dinner at…somewhere terribly smart. They'll pretend I'm a poule they picked up in the street.’

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

poule (plural poules)

  1. (fencing) Alternative form of pool
  2. Obsolete form of pool (in various senses)

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BourguignonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pulla.

NounEdit

poule f (plural poules)

  1. hen

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CzechEdit

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VerbEdit

poule

  1. masculine singular present transgressive of poulit

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pul/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin pulla, feminine form of from Latin pullus.

NounEdit

poule f (plural poules)

  1. hen (female chicken)
  2. (slang) chick, bird (woman)
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Etymology 2Edit

Of uncertain origin.

NounEdit

poule f (plural poules)

  1. (card games) pool
  2. pool, group (stage of a competition before the knockout stages)
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DescendantsEdit
  • English: pool

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French poule, from Vulgar Latin pulla, feminine form of Latin pullus (rooster).

NounEdit

poule f (plural poules)

  1. (Jersey) hen

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin pulla, feminine form of pullus.

NounEdit

poule f (plural poules)

  1. hen (female chicken)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (poule, supplement)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

poule f (plural poules)

  1. pool stage