bidon

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English[edit]

A bidon mounted on a bicycle

Etymology[edit]

From French bidon.

Noun[edit]

bidon (plural bidons)

  1. (cycling) A water bottle.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bidon.

Noun[edit]

bidon m inan

  1. a bidon, occasionally also: a sports bottle
  2. (dated, rare) a jerrycan
  3. (dated, rare) a canteen (a water bottle used by a soldier)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bidon.

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Noun[edit]

bidon m (plural bidons, diminutive bidontje n)

  1. A bottle, especially one used on a bicycle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bidon (small portable container, sealed and made of wood or metal), from Old Norse bida, *biða (container, vessel), from Proto-Germanic *bidōn, *bidjan (tub, vessel, vat), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidʰ- (pot, bucket, barrel), from *bʰeydʰ- (to weave, bind). Cognate with Icelandic biða (milkbucket), Norwegian bide (churn), Norwegian bidne (vessel), Latin fidēlia (clay or glass vessel), Ancient Greek πίθος (píthos, wine barrel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bidon m (plural bidons)

  1. can, tin, canister
    1. milk carton
    2. water bottle
  2. (childish) tummy

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Adjective[edit]

bidon (invariable)

  1. (slang) rigged
    La course de chevaux est bidon.
    The horse race is rigged.
  2. (slang) phoney, sham
    Ces cris et ces pleurs sont bidon puisqu'elle ne l'aimait pas.
    These cries and tears are phoney because she didn't like it.
  3. (slang) crap
    Ce film est complètement bidon.
    This film is complete crap.

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Old English[edit]

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Verb[edit]

bidon

  1. preterite plural of bīdan