garçon

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See also: garcon

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French garçon (1788), from Old French garçun (servant), oblique case of gars, from Medieval Latin garciō, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɑː(ɹ)ˈsɒn/, /ɡɑː(ɹ)ˈsɒ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

garçon (plural garçons)

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

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References[edit]

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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French garçon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons, diminutive garçontje n)

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French garçon (servant, boy), from Medieval Latin garciō, from Frankish *wrakjō (servant, boy), from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô (exile, driven one).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. boy
    Il a deux garçons et une fille.
    He has two boys and a daughter.
    Synonym: gamin
  2. (by extension) young man; man
    Synonym: homme
  3. Generic name of a male employee in some industries
    Hypernym: employé
    Hyponyms: garçon de café, garçon de ferme, garçon de salle
  4. Short for garçon de café.
    Garçon, l'addition s'il vous plaît.Waiter, the bill please.

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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), from Frankish *wrakjō (servant, boy), from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô (exile, driven one).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. manservant
    Synonym: vaslet

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French garçon.

Noun[edit]

garçon m (plural garçons)

  1. Alternative form of garçom