cotillon

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cotillon (plural cotillons)

  1. Alternative form of cotillion.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      “Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cotte (dress) +‎ -illon (diminutive) + (alt. -ille + -on).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cotillon m (plural cotillons)

  1. (archaic) petticoat
  2. (dance) cotillion, cotillon
  3. (in the plural) party novelties (e.g. paper hats, streamers etc.)

Descendants[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cotillon m (invariable)

  1. small favour

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cotillon m (plural cotillons)

  1. skirt

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