brique

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See also: briqué

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origin, from Middle Low German bricke and Middle Dutch brike, related to breken (to break).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁik/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

brique f (plural briques)

  1. brick (hardened block used for building)
  2. carton box (food packaging)
    une brique de laita milk carton
  3. (slang, dated) ten thousand French francs (one million old francs, ~1524€)
    Synonyms: plaque, bâton, patate
    • 1994, Yasmina Reza, ‘Art’:
      Marc: [] Un garçon aisé mais qui ne roule pas sur l’or. Aisé sans plus, aisé bon. Qui achète un tableau blanc vingt briques.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English brick, French brique.

Noun[edit]

brique f (plural briques)

  1. (Jersey) brick