poy plus poy moins

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Middle French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

poy plus poy moins

  1. (idiomatic) more or less; roughly; approximately
    • 1534, François Rabelais, Gargantua:
      Mais sus tout avoit la queue horrible, car elle estoit, poy plus poy moins, grosse comme la pile Sainct Mars
      But underneath everything, she [the mare] had a horrible tail, for it was, more or less, as big as []