boîte

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See also: boite, Boite, and boité

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • boite (1990 reform spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French boiste, from Vulgar Latin *buxita, from Late Latin buxis, from a conflation of Latin pyxis (small box) and buxus (box tree). Doublet of box.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bwat/, /bwɑt/
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  • (Quebec, cultivated, dated) IPA(key): /bwɛːt/
  • (Quebec, nonstandard) IPA(key): [bwaɛ̯t]
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Noun[edit]

boîte f (plural boîtes)

  1. box (the container)
  2. tin, can
  3. (colloquial) Ellipsis of boîte de nuit: club, nightclub
    Synonym: discothèque
  4. (informal) company, employer
    Synonym: entreprise

Derived terms[edit]

Pages starting with “boîte”.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: bwat
  • Malagasy: boaty
  • Mauritian Creole: bwat
  • Moore: boata
  • Seychellois Creole: bwat
  • Sicilian: buatta
  • Portuguese: boate
  • Spanish: boîte

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French boîte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbwat/, [ˈbwat̪]

Noun[edit]

boîte f (plural boîtes)

  1. nightclub
    Synonyms: antro, club nocturno

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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