coistrel


cois·trel

noun \ˈki-strəl\

Definition of COISTREL

archaic
:  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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