bourre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin burra (coarse fabric or material).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bourre f (plural bourres)

  1. (uncountable) Any material used for stuffing.
  2. Tufts or masses of hair removed from the skin of short-haired animals before tanning.
  3. (textile, uncountable) Waste from hackling or spinning of wool or silk; linters, flock.
  4. (uncountable) Down or floss on plants, especially buds; burr.
  5. A wad for use in firearms or cannons.
  6. (slang, dated) A cop.

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Verb[edit]

bourre

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bourrer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bourrer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bourrer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of bourrer
  5. second-person singular imperative of bourrer

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