poubelle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the surname Poubelle, named after Eugène Poubelle, prefect of the Seine (i.e. chief administrator of Paris), who promulgated an ordinance in 1884 that all apartments should have trash cans.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pu.bɛl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

poubelle f (plural poubelles)

  1. rubbish bin, garbage can
    Synonym: boite à ordures
  2. rubbish
    Synonyms: ordures, déchets

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