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From Middle French étront, from Old French estront, from Late Latin struntus, borrowed from Frankish *strunt, from Proto-Germanic *strunt- (stump), from *strent- (to be stiff), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ter- (stiff). Compare Dutch stront (feces, turd), West Frisian stront, English strunt (tail), Middle High German strunze (stump), Italian stronzo, Luxembourgish strëllchen, dialectal Swedish strunt (a bud, sprout, offshoot).


  • IPA(key): /e.tʁɔ̃/
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étron m (plural étrons)

  1. turd, crap, fecal matter
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Il se fait foutre et fouetter alternativement par deux hommes, pendant qu'il encule un jeune garçon et qu'un vieux lui fait dans sa bouche un étron qu'il mange.
      He got fucked and whipped in turn by two men, while he buggered a young boy and an old man did a turd in his mouth, which he ate.

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