guimbarde

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Etymology[edit]

From Occitan guimbardo, from guimbar (to jump), from Old Occitan guimar (to leap), possibly from a hypothetical Gothic *𐍅𐌹𐌼𐍉𐌽 (wimōn, to rise [?]), which would be related to Old Saxon upwimōn (to rise), Old High German ūfwiumen (to well or bubble up) and/or Old High German wemōn (to sway, fluctuate).

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Noun[edit]

guimbarde f (plural guimbardes)

  1. (music) Jew's harp
  2. (colloquial) banger (UK), old car
    la vieille guimbarde de l'inspecteur Colombo

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