barbouze etymology

French word barbouze comes from French barbe, French -ouze

Detailed word origin of barbouze

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
barbe French (fra) (horse) Barbary (botany) barb, hair or bristle.. (colloquial) a boring thing. (feather) barb. Barbel, whisker-like sensory organs, located around the mouth of certain fish, including catfish, carp, goatfish, sturgeon.. Beard. Longer hair growing on the chin or face of some animals Barbary horse.
-ouze French (fra) Forming feminine nouns of colloquial or slang speech (from other nouns).
barbouze French (fra) (because of the fake beard often worn to hide his face) agent of a paramilitary force. Secret agent.

Words with the same origin as barbouze

Descendants of barbe
barbant barbiche barbier barbifier barbifère barbouzard barbouzerie barbu