fous

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

fous m (colloquial)

  1. whisker

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling fous is a colloquial misspelling of the correct vous. It is only used in the expression "o fous" meaning "by a whisker", as used for instance in "It missed falling on your foot by a whisker."


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fous

  1. plural form of fou

Noun[edit]

fous m pl

  1. plural form of fou

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

fous

  1. first-person singular present indicative of foutre
  2. second-person singular present indicative of foutre
  3. second-person singular imperative of foutre

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

fous

  1. Eye dialect spelling of vous.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English fūs (ready, eager, striving forward, inclined to, willing, prompt; expectant, brave, noble: ready to depart, die; dying)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fous

  1. ready, eager, striving forward, inclined to, willing, prompt
    Þei were also fous to fiᵹt.Otuel
  2. ardent, zealous, passionate, expectant, brave, noble: ready to depart, die; dying
    Heo ne mihte wel reste in hous, heo was so walkynge and so fous; To pley and rage þhouᵹte hire swete.Northern Homily Cycle: Narrationes, 1390

Related terms[edit]

  • fusen — to urge on or exhort

Descendants[edit]