By E A Lovatt Esq
The one French-English dictionary to supply entire, unexpurgated insurance of French slang, with 3 degrees of English translation, starting from slang via to straightforward English.
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Avance n. f. Avoir de l’avance à l’allumage (of person): To be slightly ‘off one’s rocker’, to be slightly mad. avantage n. m. Faire un avantage: a To do someone a good turn, a favour. b (joc. ): To give someone orgasmic pleasure. avantages n. m. pl. Tits’, ‘boobs’, breasts. avant-scène n. f. ): She’s got a smashing pair of knockers— She’s got big breasts (also: Il y a du monde au balcon). avarié adj. ): ‘Clapped’, infected with venereal disease. avaro n. m. 1 ‘Snag’, ‘hitch’, setback. 2 Run of bad luck.
To whistle for someone, to call for someone’s attention with little tact. (Azor, like Médor, is the archetypal name for dogs in children’s stories and twee novels, and is equatable with ‘Fido’. A. n. f. (abbr. A. (joc. ): To do one’s daily good deed. —ba n. m. -ba de la réussite dans les affaires: It’s the ABC of success in business. baba n. m. 1 ‘Pussy’, ‘fanny’, vagina. 2 Arsehole, anal sphincter. 3 L’avoir dans le baba: To ‘have been had’, ‘diddled’, to have been conned. baba adj. inv. ‘Bowled over’, ‘flabbergasted’, speechless.
Arpions n. m. pl. ‘Plates of meat’, ‘hoofs’, feet. arquepince n. f. ): ‘The fuzz’, the police. arquepincer v. trans. (also: arcpincer): To ‘nab’, to ‘collar’, to arrest. arquer v. intrans. 1 To walk. Il était tellement schlass qu’il n’pouvait plus arquer: He was so drunk he couldn’t walk. 2 To ‘get the big stick’, to have an erection. arquin n. m. ‘Chubb-buster’, safe-cracker. arquinche adj. (also: arquiche): ‘Tight-fisted’, mean. arquincher v. trans. To ‘nab’, to ‘collar’, to arrest. arraché n.