culot

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cul +‎ -ot

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culot m (plural culots)

  1. base, bottom (of an object)
  2. (metallurgy) residue, slag
  3. (colloquial) cheek, nerve (effrontery)
  4. architectural ornament, e.g. starting point of volutes
  5. residue on a smoking pipe's bottom; its darkening by use is called culotter
  6. (metonymically) the last-come person, e.g. youngest child, worst loser in a competition

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