attrape-nigaud etymology

French word attrape-nigaud comes from French attraper (To catch (a cold). To catch (e.g. a ball).), French nigaud (Nincompoop, goof, nitwit Silly, dimwitted.)

Detailed word origin of attrape-nigaud

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
attraper French (fra) To catch (a cold). To catch (e.g. a ball).
nigaud French (fra) Nincompoop, goof, nitwit Silly, dimwitted.
attrape-nigaud French (fra) Sucker trap.

Words with the same origin as attrape-nigaud

Descendants of attraper
attrapade attrapage