bidon

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English[edit]

A bidon mounted on a bicycle

Etymology[edit]

From French.

Noun[edit]

bidon (plural bidons)

  1. (cycling) A water bottle.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bidon.

Noun[edit]

bidon m (plural bidons, diminutive [please provide])

  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).

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Noun[edit]

bidon m (plural bidons)

  1. can, tin, canister
  2. (childish) tummy

Adjective[edit]

bidon (invariable)

  1. (slang) rigged
    La course de chevaux est bidon.
  2. (slang) phoney, sham
    Ces cris et ces pleurs sont bidon puisqu'elle ne l'aimait pas.
  3. (slang) crap
    Ce film est complètement bidon.

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bidon

  1. preterite plural of bīdan