blesser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bless +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

blesser (plural blessers)

  1. One who blesses; one who bestows or invokes a blessing.
  2. (slang, South Africa) A rich man who offers support (typically financial and material) to a younger female companion in exchange for sex, friendship, etc.
    • 2018, Claudia Mitchell, ‎Relebohile Moletsane, Disrupting Shameful Legacies (page 94)
      Other participants suggested that girls with blessers were forward or naughty girls, thus exonerating the actual blessers from blame and responsibility.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French blesser, from Old French blecier (to injure, hurt), from Frankish *blaitijan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blɛ.se/, /ble.se/
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Verb[edit]

blesser

  1. to wound, to injure
    Il a été blessé par un coup de poignard au niveau des muscles abdominaux.
  2. (figuratively) to hurt one's feelings, to offend
  3. (reflexive) to injure oneself
    Je me suis blessé le pied droit.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French blecier, see above.

Verb[edit]

blesser

  1. to hurt; to injure

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.