barbu

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from barbe +‎ -u, or possibly borrowed from Vulgar Latin *barbutus, from Latin barba. Compare Italian barbuto, Spanish barbudo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baʁ.by/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -y

Adjective[edit]

barbu (feminine singular barbue, masculine plural barbus, feminine plural barbues)

  1. bearded (possessing a beard)
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, “IV. Essai de consolation sur la veuve Hucheloup”, in Les Misérables, 4e partie. Idylle et épopée; Livre douzième. Corinthe, Belgium: A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie.:
      [T]rois insurgés les assistaient, trois gaillards chevelus, barbus et moustachus.
      [T]hree insurgents were assisting them, three bushy-haired, jolly blades with beards and moustaches.
    Antonyms: glabre, imberbe

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from barbe +‎ -u, or possibly borrowed from Vulgar Latin *barbutus, from Latin barba.

Adjective[edit]

barbu m

  1. (Jersey) bearded

Noun[edit]

barbu m (plural barbus)

  1. (Jersey) bearded man