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pourpoint

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noun pour·point \ˈpu̇r-ˌpȯint, -ˌpwant\

Definition of pourpoint

  1. :  a padded and quilted doublet



Origin of pourpoint

Middle English purpoint, from Anglo-French, from Old French porpoint, adjective, quilted, from Vulgar Latin *perpunctus, past participle of *perpungere to perforate, from Latin per through + pungere to prick, pierce — more at pungent


First Known Use: 14th century


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