râteau

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French rastel, from Latin rastellus, diminutive of raster.

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Noun[edit]

râteau m (plural râteaux)

  1. rake
  2. (figuratively) rebuke, rejection, blow off, knockback
    Je me suis encore pris un râteau.

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