échansonne

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Etymology[edit]

Feminine of échanson, from Middle French échanson, from Old French eschanson (officer in charge of serving drinks to the table of a king or a prince, cupbearer), a borrowing from Frankish *skankijō (cupbearer), from Proto-Germanic *skankijaną (to pour in; serve drinks), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keng- (to limp; be crooked; slant).

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Noun[edit]

échansonne f (plural échansonnes, masculine échanson)

  1. A female cupbearer (officer who is responsible for serving drinks to a king or noble)
  2. (by extension) A female drink server (someone whose job is to serve drinks)