From Middle French gauppe (“a loose woman”), from Old French *gaupe,*gualpe, of Germanic origin; cognate with German dialectal Buschwalpe (“loose woman, procuress”), Bavarian Walpe (“foolish woman”).
gaupe f (plural gaupes)
- “gaupe” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- a lynx (wild cat)
This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at lynx. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see gaupe in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009