tatouer etymology

French word tatouer comes from English tattoo

Detailed word origin of tatouer

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tattoo English (eng) A breed of pony from India; a pony of that breed. (military) A drum performance or display. A method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface. The skin is punctured with a sharp instrument, which now is usually a solenoid-driven needle, that carries the inks to lower layers of the skin.. An image made in the skin with ink and a needle. (nautical) A signal [...]
tatouer French (fra) (transitive) to tattoo.