poilu

noun poi·lu \ pwäl-ˈyü , pwä-ˈlü ; ˈpwäl-ˌyü , ˈpwä-ˌlü ; pwä-ˈlᵫ \

Definition of poilu

: a French soldier; especially : a front-line soldier in World War I

Origin and Etymology of poilu

French, from poilu hairy, from Middle French, from poil hair, from Old French peil, Latin pilus


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