girouette

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girouette

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gyrouete, from Old Northern French wirewite (weathercock, weather vane), a borrowing from Old Norse veðrviti (weather indicator, weather vane), from veðr (weather), and viti (indicator). Also attributed to Norman wirewire (a variant of wirewite) at the origin of the dialectal term verguillon for girouette.

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Noun[edit]

girouette f (plural girouettes)

  1. Weathercock (weather vane).
  2. (figuratively) A fickle person.

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