French base marotte

Dictionary entry: marotte

Charlie Parker

Senior Member
English Canada
I just came across the term “jester stick. I wonder if it would be helpful to add that to the dictionary.
 
  • DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for this. In fact, that would be more properly termed a marotte or bauble in English (where did you find 'jester stick', out of curiosity? I don't think I've ever heard it called that). However, we don't have that sense in our French base, so I will have to pass your message to @Lacuzon for his consideration.

    @Lacuzon - ajouter ce sens ?
     

    Charlie Parker

    Senior Member
    English Canada
    I can't remember where I came across it.:D Maybe just some random googling. Actually, I think that term was just rattling around in my head and so I googled images in English.
     

    DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Random googling is the best kind :p

    To be fair, I'm not sure if I even knew what it was called before you made me go and look for it, but while "jester stick" is immediately understandable, I can't quite imagine a king shouting "Fool! Come here! And bring your jester stick with you!" :D

    Well, we'll see if the French base add it. I'll try to work out the best translations after that!
     
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