boulet etymology

French word boulet comes from French -et (Suffix indicating diminution or affection.), French boule

Detailed word origin of boulet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-et French (fra) Suffix indicating diminution or affection.
boule French (fra)
boulet Middle French (frm) A spherical metal projectile used in artillery. Similar to a modern bullet.
boulet French (fra) (anatomy) fetlock. (slang) goof, goofball. Ball and chain. Cannonball.

Words with the same origin as boulet

Descendants of -et
beignet brevet cabriolet cachet chapelet coquette cornet couplet crochet croquet filet foret frisquet gigoter livret minet mollet navet papoter parquet pistolet poignet sachet tantinet
Descendants of boule
bouliste boulonner boulot boulu déboulonner