garçon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the French garçon (1788), from Old French garçun (servant), oblique case of gars, from Frankish *wrakjō (servant, boy), from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô (exile, driven one), from Proto-Indo-European *wreg- (to drive). Cognate with Old High German wrecheo, recko (exile, warrior, hero) (Modern German Recke), Old Saxon wrekkio (a banished person, exile, stranger), Old English wrecca (a wretch, stranger, exile), and perhaps to Old Norse rekkr (man, warrior, hero). More at wretch, wreak.

Noun[edit]

garçon (plural garçons)

  1. A waiter (especially at a French restaurant).

References[edit]

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ɡaʁsɔ̃/

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French garçun (servant), oblique case of gars, from Frankish *wrakjō (servant, boy) from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô (exile, driven one), from Proto-Indo-European *wreg- (to drive). Cognate with Old High German wrecheo, recko (exile, warrior, hero) (Modern German Recke), Old Saxon wrekkio (a banished person, exile, stranger), Old English wrecca (a wretch, stranger, exile), and perhaps to Old Norse rekkr (man, warrior, hero). More at wretch, wreak.

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. boy
    Il a deux garçons et une fille.
    He has two boys and a daughter.
  2. waiter
    Garçon, l'addition s'il vous plait.
    Waiter, the bill please.

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References[edit]

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French garçon. Displaced native hardé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. boy

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Frankish, see above.

Noun[edit]

garçon m (oblique plural garçons, nominative singular gars, nominative plural garçon)

  1. manservant

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