Word of the Day – Poule

By July 24, 2019Word of the Day

Poule (noun) (slang)

pul

A girl or young woman, especially a promiscuous one.

1920s; earliest use found in Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), writer. From French poule girl, young woman, (colloquial and slang) promiscuous woman, mistress, transferred uses of pole, poule hen.

Example sentences

“she’s nothing but a poule girl!”

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