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Poulet

Poulet

BEING AN EMOTIONAL AND EVOCATIVE WORD, ABLE TO EXALT POULTRY AND SATIRIZE LOVE ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

n. — a love letter, especially a neatly folded note
— a chicken

fm. Old French, meaning chicken, and Middle French, meaning a love letter. The origin of the transferred use is unclear, though possibly comes from a folded note’s resemblance to a chicken wing. Ah, l’amore…

first published. 1691

inspiration. The Oxford English Dictionary

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