pourparler

noun
pour·​par·​ler | \ ˌpu̇r-pär-ˈlā \

Definition of pourparler

: a discussion preliminary to negotiations

First Known Use of pourparler

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pourparler

French, from Middle French, from pourparler to discuss, from Old French, from pour for, before + parler to speak — more at purchase, parley

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pourparler

Share pourparler

Statistics for pourparler

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pourparler

The first known use of pourparler was in 1709

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on pourparler

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with pourparler

Comments on pourparler

What made you want to look up pourparler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the perfect form or example of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Valentine's Day Quiz

  • happy-valentines-day
  • Which word used to mean sweetheart or darling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!