Chicotte

robcou

New Member
french
What is the name of the sound a mouse makes ?
In french, the verb is "chicoter", but I don't have any translation.
thank you
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  • bh7

    Senior Member
    Canada; English
    I'm not sure what is has to do with the sound a mouse makes but here's what I think " chicoter " means:
    chicoter chicoter qn = tracasser,inquiéter,agacer,chiffonner qn [Qué][fam.] irritate, pester, tease sb., get on sb's nerves; worry, harass, bother sb.
     

    OLN

    Senior Member
    French - France, ♀
    la chicot(t)e est un fouet à lanières de cuir, de triste réputation dans les colonies ; en Afrique francophone, on dit chicotter pour fouetter

    chicoter (CNRTL):
    - tracasser
    - par analogie (?) à chercher querelle : crier, pour la souris (syn.: couiner) :)
    - déchiqueter en laissant un chicot
     
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