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espiègle

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adjective es·piè·gle \es-ˈpyeglə\

Definition of espiègle



Examples of espiègle

  1. <the espiègle light in the young princess's eye faded when she contemplated the stifling restrictions of court life>



Origin of espiègle

French, after Ulespiegle (Till Eulenspiegel), peasant prankster


First Known Use: 1816


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