catogan

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French[edit]

Crébillon fils sporting a black catogan.

Etymology[edit]

Obscure. The word is linked by etymologists to William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan but he dies in 1726 and the word appears in French around 1770; moreover cadogan is attested in English around 1780.

Noun[edit]

catogan m (plural catogans)

  1. ribbon to attach the hair.
  2. ponytail attached by this ribbon.

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