chouette

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French çuete, diminutive of choë, cauwe, from Vulgar Latin *cawa or from Old Dutch *kāwa ‘jackdaw’ (compare Dutch kauw, English chough), from Proto-Germanic *kahwō, from Proto-Indo-European *geh₁(i)- ‘sing’.

Noun[edit]

chouette f (plural chouettes)

  1. owl (specifically, an owl without a crest)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from a confusion between Etymology 1, above, and a derivative of choueter, chou.

Adjective[edit]

chouette (plural chouettes)

  1. (informal) great, cool, swell
    Synonyms: sympa

Interjection[edit]

chouette

  1. (informal) Exclamation when one learns of something pleasing
    Chouette ! On va à la mer cet été !Super! We're going to the sea this summer!
    Des crêpes ? Chouette !Crêpes? Super!

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