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Webster 1828 Edition


Poule

POULE

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Noun.
The stakes played for in certain games of cards.

Definition 2022


poule

poule

English

Noun

poule (plural poules)

  1. A girl, a young woman, especially seen as promiscuous; a ****. [from 1920s]
    • 2000, JG 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 2

Noun

poule (plural poules)

  1. Obsolete form of pool (in various senses)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pul/

Etymology 1

From Latin pulla, feminine of pullus.

Noun

poule f (plural poules)

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

Of uncertain origin.

Noun

poule f (plural poules)

  1. (card games) pool
  2. pool, group (stage of a competition before the knockout stages)
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Norman

Etymology

From Latin pulla, feminine form of pullus (rooster).

Noun

poule f (plural poules)

  1. (Jersey) hen

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Old French

Noun

poule f (plural poules)

  1. hen (female chicken)

References

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