croque-mitaine

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See also: croquemitaine

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

"The mitten biter," from croque (bite, crunch) + mitaine (mitten).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁɔk.mi.tɛn/
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Noun[edit]

croque-mitaine m (plural croque-mitaines)

  1. bogeyman (menacing, ghost-like monster in children's stories)

Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French croque-mitaine.

Noun[edit]

croque-mitaine m (plural croque-mitaines)

  1. (Jersey) bogeyman

Synonyms[edit]