pacotille

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French pacotille (junk)

Noun[edit]

pacotille (plural pacotilles)

  1. (Trinidad and Tobago) Something of little or no value exchanged for something valuable, originally goods exchanged for slaves.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Spanish pacotilla, although the relatively recent attestation of the Spanish term makes this problematic.

Noun[edit]

pacotille f (plural pacotilles)

  1. junk (cheap, tacky articles)

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