postillon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian postiglione.

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Noun[edit]

postillon m (plural postillons)

  1. (historical) postman (courier who rides post)
  2. postilion
  3. (historical) a French-style hat worn by the postal workers
  4. (colloquial) spittle (drop of saliva)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian postiglione.

Noun[edit]

postillon m (plural postillons)

  1. postilion (horse driver)
    • 1560, Clement Marot, Œuvres de Clement Marot
      Là vint un postillion
      Qui m'aportoit guillon