espiègle


es·piè·gle

adjective \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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