Les cotillons – Mot du Jour
noise-makers and streamers – French expression
The word cotillon is an old word that used to mean a petticoat, or raggedy skirts poor women would wear in the old days. Today, it’s often plural les cotillons, and it means sets of noise-makers, confetti and streamers you get when you go to a silly party.
- « Eh, tu prendras les cotillons pour le réveillon du nouvel an? »
- “Hey, will you get the noise-makers and streamers for the New Year’s party?”
Note: ‘le réveillon’ is a special word for either Christmas or the New Year’s eve party in France.
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