puzzel

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from French pucelle (a virgin). Possibly due to English propaganda against Joan of Arc who was also known as La Pucelle ("The Virgin; The Maid") and Joan La Pucelle ("Joan the Virgin; Joan the Maid").[1] Possibly influenced by English pizzle (penis).

Noun[edit]

puzzel (plural puzzels)

  1. (obsolete) A harlot; a hussy.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Findlay, Alison (2010) Women in Shakespeare, Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781441123619, pages 333–334

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: puz‧zel

Noun[edit]

puzzel f (plural puzzels, diminutive puzzeltje n)

  1. puzzle (game in which things must be put together)
  2. (figuratively) riddle, intellectual challenge

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Verb[edit]

puzzel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of puzzelen
  2. imperative of puzzelen