escarmuche

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

escarmuche f (plural escarmuches)

  1. scuffle (chaotic fight)

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French escharmuche (skirmish), from Old Italian scaramuccia (skirmish), from Lombardic *skirmjan (to protect, defend), from Proto-Germanic *skirmijaną (to shelter), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut).

Noun[edit]

escarmuche f (plural escarmuches)

  1. (Jersey) punch-up