culot etymology

French word culot comes from French culcul, French -ot

Detailed word origin of culot

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
culcul French (fra)
-ot French (fra) A diminutive indicator for certain words, functioning similarly to the more common -et. Used for some names:.
culot French (fra) (colloquial) cheek, nerve (effrontery). (metallurgy) residue, slag. (metonymy) the last-come person, e.g. youngest child, worst loser in a competition. Architectural ornament, e.g. starting point of volutes. Base, bottom (of an object). Residue on a smoking pipe's bottom; its darkening by use is called culotter.

Words with the same origin as culot

Descendants of culcul
Descendants of -ot
bachot bachotage ballot billot boulot bourricot bécot bécoter cabotage cachot caillot cuistot dalot diablotin dico frérot hosto jeunot manchot pâlot ramollo resto rigolo vieillot