garçon

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See also: garcon

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the French garçon (1788), from Old French garçun (servant), oblique case of gars, from Frankish *wrakjō (servant, boy), from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô (exile, driven one), from Proto-Indo-European *wreg- (to drive). Cognate with Old High German wrecheo, recko (exile, warrior, hero) (Modern German Recke), Old Saxon wrekkio (a banished person, exile, stranger), Old English wreċċa (a wretch, stranger, exile), and perhaps to Old Norse rekkr (man, warrior, hero). More at wretch, wreak.

Noun[edit]

garçon (plural garçons)

  1. A waiter (especially at a French restaurant).

References[edit]

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

garçon ? (plural [please provide], diminutive [please provide])

  1. waiter in a bar, restaurant etc.
    Synonyms: kelner, ober

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French garçun (servant, boy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ɡaʁsɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. boy
    Il a deux garçons et une fille.
    He has two boys and a daughter.
    Synonyms: gamin
  2. (by extension) young man; man
    Synonyms: homme
  3. waiter
    Garçon, l'addition s'il vous plaît.Waiter, the bill please.
    Synonyms: serveur

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References[edit]

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

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Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French garçon. Displaced native hardé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. (Jersey) boy

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin garciō (mercenary, servant, boy).

Noun[edit]

garçon m (oblique plural garçons, nominative singular gars, nominative plural garçon)

  1. manservant

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French garçon.

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. Alternative form of garçom