meeple

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of my and people. Coined in November of 2000 by Alison Hansel during a game of Carcassonne when she fused "my" and "people" to describe the wooden figures used by each player in that game.

Meeples used in Carcassonne.

Noun[edit]

meeple (plural meeples)

  1. A small person-shaped figure used as a player's token in a board game.

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