from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A French soldier, especially in World War I.
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- n. A French infantryman during the First World War
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- n. a French soldier (especially in World War I)
- n. thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.
French, hairy, tough, poilu, from Old French pelu, hairy, from Vulgar Latin *pilūtus, from Latin pilus, hair.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French poilu ("hairy") (Wiktionary)