marotte

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French[edit]

marotte (sense 2)

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of Marie, 15th c.

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marotte f (plural marottes)

  1. a grotesque sceptre carried by a jester
  2. (by extension) a puppet attached to a wooden stick
  3. (by extension) a wooden head used to model headgear
  4. (informal, figuratively) an obsession
    Elle parle de musique sans arrêt, c’est sa marotte.
    She talks about music all the time, it's her obsession.

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