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coistrel

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noun cois·trel \ˈkȯi-strəl\

Definition of coistrel

archaic

  1. :  a mean fellow :  varlet



Origin of coistrel

Middle French coustillier soldier carrying a short sword, from coustille short sword, ultimately from Latin cultellus knife — more at cutlass


First Known Use: 1575

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