rattraper etymology

French word rattraper comes from French reconqueste, French attraper (To catch (a cold). To catch (e.g. a ball).)

Detailed word origin of rattraper

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
reconqueste French (fra)
attraper French (fra) To catch (a cold). To catch (e.g. a ball).
rattraper French (fra) (transitive) to catch (e.g. an elevator). (transitive) to catch up (with) (arrive at the same level as). (transitive) to get back (something which is lost).

Words with the same origin as rattraper

Descendants of reconqueste
Descendants of attraper
attrapade attrapage attrape-nigaud