gifle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gifle, from Old French giffe, from Old Frankish *kifal, *kifel (jaw), from Proto-Germanic *kefalaz (jaw). Cognate with Old English ceafl (jaw, cheek). More at jowl.

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gifle f (plural gifles)

  1. (archaic) cheek
  2. slap; slap in the face
    Synonyms: soufflet, claque, talmouse, torgnole, baffe

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