bredouille

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See also: bredouillé and Bredouille

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Obscure. For semantic reasons, it is unlikely to be a deverbal of bredouiller. The adjective derives from the noun and is linked by some etymologists to Germanic roots: it could be, like brelan, linked to German Brett. Historically, bredouille was also called toutes-tables.

Adjective[edit]

bredouille (masculine and feminine, plural bredouilles)

  1. empty-handed
    je suis bredouille, rentrer bredouille.

Noun[edit]

bredouille f (plural bredouilles)

  1. a token used to mark points in a game of trictrac
    Je marque six points et tu perds ta bredouille : bon coup pour moi !

Verb[edit]

bredouille

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

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