espiègle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Eulenspiegel, Low German Ulenspegel, a prankster character in German folklore.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.pjɛɡl/
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Noun[edit]

espiègle m (plural espiègles)

  1. prankster, imp, rascal

Adjective[edit]

espiègle (plural espiègles)

  1. playful, frolicsome
  2. impish, mischievous
  3. skittish

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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