peloton etymology

French word peloton comes from French -on, French pelote

Detailed word origin of peloton

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-on French (fra) Forming diminutives of things, including some animals.. Indicating origin or occupation. (physics, and, biology) -on.
pelote French (fra) (Quebec, slang) pussy (female genitalia). Ball (e.g. of string, wire). Ball (in the game of jeu de paume). Droppings (animal waste). Pelota (sport).
peloton French (fra) (military) platoon. Pack, bunch (of cyclists etc.). Small ball (of thread etc.).

Words with the same origin as peloton

Descendants of -on
bouillon bûcheron canon chaton chiffon cordon cornichon crayon feuilleton forgeron jeton maillon médaillon ourson paillasson pognon poisson ponton raton rayon réveillon saucisson torchon tourbillon
Descendants of pelote