Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cow; hence, a beast.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I'm far from an expert on Swiss cheeses, but, apart from Emmental and Gruyère, I know 2 more (only 2 ... out of, maybe, a few hundreds) with names funny enough for me to remember: "le Vacherin" (vache = cow) and the other one is also the name of a dish - "La Raclette" (racler = to scrape/something/clean)

    rigolo - French Word-A-Day

  • I'm far from an expert on Swiss cheeses, but, apart from Emmental and Gruyère, I know 2 more (only 2... out of, maybe, a few hundreds) with names funny enough for me to remember: "le Vacherin" (vache = cow) and the other one is also the name of a dish - "La Raclette" (racler = to scrape /something/ clean)

    rigolo - French Word-A-Day

  • The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: La vache qui rit skip to main

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

  • “Beautiful cow”, on the other hand, is “belle vache”, “belle” being the feminine adjective and “vache” meaning the same as the English “cow”.

    Freshwater: Oct 30, 2009 - The Panda's Thumb

  • C'est qu'un sorcier est venu dans la nuit "toucher" une vache de la ferme.

    Unbewitching Jeanne Favret-Saada

  • Perhaps Charity smells of elderberries, or because she ,"Fetchez la vache!"

    Insulting Inscriptions 101

  • I wanted to introduce Cara in French - you know - something sophisticated - something to make me look worldly - but my Berlitz Dictionary of Foreign Terms only has one listing that came close; Parler francais comme une vache enragee - which means - to speak French like an enraged cow - or - murder the French language.

    ON THE BUBBLE WITH CARA BLACK

  • Why buy la vache when you can get le lait for free, right Annie?

    Danny Miller: An Open Letter to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

  • He ate of that terrible, inexpressible thing that is called de la vache enrage; that is to say, he endured great hardships and privations.

    Les Miserables

  • Seeing that I was taking notes about it, he started playfully calling me names: Oh, la vache!

    The Fruit Hunters

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