What is another word for poilu?

Pronunciation: [pˈɔ͡ɪluː] (IPA)

"Poilu" is a French word that refers to a World War I infantryman. Synonyms for "poilu" include "soldat" (soldier), "combattant" (combatant), and "guerrier" (warrior). These words emphasize the military and combative aspect of "poilu". "Hero" (hero) is also a synonym that emphasizes the courage and valor associated with the "poilu". Another synonym is "fantassin" (foot soldier), which emphasizes the infantry nature of the "poilu". In a more colloquial context, "poilu" can also be equated to "barbu" (bearded man), but this synonym doesn't fully capture the historical and cultural significance of the term.

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What are the hypernyms for Poilu?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Poilu?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for poilu (as nouns)

Usage examples for Poilu

First to find an English soldier apologizing for looking into a house, and then to find him talking French like a poilu."
"The Rough Road"
William John Locke
Their barrage of gun-fire fell heavily soon after the attack began by the French, but for the most part into the floods which our "poilu" friends did not try to cross, so that they jeered at these water-spouts ahead of them.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
A blind poilu went by on the arm of a girl and, though his eyes were covered with a bandage and his free hand moved gropingly, his laugh was that of a lover, and not a hopeless one.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck

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