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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girouette f ‎(plural girouettes)

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

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