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Second meaning?[edit]

I thought this can also mean "little rascal" in an affectionate way? Mglovesfun (talk) 10:52, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't think so. This word is never used as a compliment or in "an affectionate way"... It is pejorative, definitely. --Actarus (Prince d'Euphor) 11:35, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I've now heard it twice in Picardy (excluding myself). My partner says it, as does one of her friends (to her own daughter). Mglovesfun (talk) 18:30, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

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I'm told that it's not offensive, that it's more like a term of endearment for a girl or (young) woman. I can't think of any English word that expresses the same thing, so right now RFV both senses which I've never heard of, but maybe someone else has. Also tagged with {{attention|fr}}. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:18, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

fr:chipie says basically the same thing, but the source at the bottom of the page doesn't back it up, especially the highly dubious etymology. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:31, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
It is definitely not a term of endearment for a girl or a woman... It's more a pejorative word than offensive. As for the etymology, cf. --Actarus (Prince d'Euphor) 14:53, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Current definitions are OK. Lmaltier 15:04, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
I've heard it used like a "little rascal", but maybe it's not used like that on a national level. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:07, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Withdrawn, in widespread use. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:50, 30 December 2009 (UTC)