tirailler etymology

French word tirailler comes from French tirer, French -ailler

Detailed word origin of tirailler

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tirer French (fra) To draw (conclusions), to consider (consequences). To draw, drag, pull. To leave a place. To shoot.
-ailler French (fra) Forming verbs with frequentative effect, often somewhat pejorative.
tirailler French (fra) (figuratively) to tear somebody in two, to make somebody hesitate. To pull, to tug. To skirmish.

Words with the same origin as tirailler

Descendants of tirer
tirage tiraillement tirailleur tiraillé tire-bouchon tiret tirette tireur tiroir
Descendants of -ailler
criailler discutailler tiraglière tournailler traînailler