crapaud

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French crapaud (toad).

Noun[edit]

crapaud (plural crapauds)

  1. (obsolete) A toad.
  2. (derogatory, ethnic slur, offensive, slang) A French person.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Frankish *krappō, *krappa (hook) (because of a toad’s hooked feet) +‎ -aud. Compare Catalan gripau, Occitan grapaut.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁa.po/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

crapaud m (plural crapauds)

  1. toad
  2. baby grand piano
  3. flaw (in a diamond)
  4. (Louisiana) frog
  5. (Louisiana, slang) booger

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  • English: crapaud

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origins.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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crapaud m (plural crapauds)

  1. (Jersey) toad
  2. (Jersey) Jerseyman
  3. (Jersey) spring-tooth harrow

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