- From Middle French laperean ("rabbit"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from alteration of Old French lapriel (probably influenced by connin, rabbit). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He draws the reader in with light-touch humor and a fondness for detail, like the finicky primping of a truck with reverse-osmosis rinse water, the hazardous-material rating of Glenlivet Scotch, the bad luck associated with saying the word lapin (“rabbit”) on a French boat or the persistent culture of hobos on coal trains.”
“The coats range from cheap ratty rabbit (marketed in some quarters as "lapin," which is French for bunny) to the occasional mink with the requisite satin lining and elaborate monogramming.”
“Fur has been stealing on to the high street by way of linings, cuffs and a certain strategic obfuscation (labels that say "lapin" rather than the more pitchfork-baiting”
“Must be the phase of the moon we're in, as she has been known to bite the head off a lapin if she's in a bad mood.”
“At home DSK is simply known admiringly as "un lapin chaud" – a hot bunny – at it like a rabbit, a red-blooded Thumper who'll chase after anything in a skirt.”
“Le seconde est lapin et le troisieme est la campagne!”
“This turned out to be a severe error of judgment for one lapin.”
“But not all lapin is a fabulous shade of blue and crafted by the French designer.”
“I remember being "plaquee" and to further an expression: il m'a plaque en me posant un lapin.”
“Her lapin motorcycle jacket alone could make you weep with joy.”
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