forain

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *forānus, from Latin forīs (outside). Assimilated to foire (fair), through folk etymology. Once meant "foreign", but replaced by étranger in this sense.

Noun[edit]

forain m (plural forains)

  1. showman (fairground entertainer)
  2. stallholder

Adjective[edit]

forain m (feminine singular foraine, masculine plural forains, feminine plural foraines)

  1. fair, fairground (attributive)

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