garçon

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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 wrecca ‎(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)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, 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 wrecca ‎(a wretch, stranger, exile), and perhaps to Old Norse rekkr ‎(man, warrior, hero). More at wretch, wreak.

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.
  2. waiter
    Garçon, l'addition s'il vous plaît.
    Waiter, the bill please.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French garçon. Displaced native hardé.

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Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. (Jersey) boy

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Frankish, see above.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. manservant

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