brimade

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brimer +‎ -ade

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brimade f (plural brimades)

  1. A hazing, some test which seniors impose on newbies in (para) military units, school, etc. by way of initiation
  2. A punishment which an educator imposes on a child, consisting in some privation
  3. A measure or treatment which is pointlessly hurtful

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References[edit]

  • brimade” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).
  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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