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|French to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|French term or phrase: piou|
|"piou" is my last name; looking around the web, at French web pages, I see the word in use, but am not sure what it means. Is there a colloquial meaning for this? Is it a nickname some people have? Is "Piou-Piou" just a type of soldier? Or is it, as one reference I saw said, the sound (French) chickens make?|
|french chick sound|
This is definitely the case; my wife(who's french) has nicknamed me after this!I hate to admit it, but....
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|Thanks - it was the nickname/colloquial aspect which I was most interested in.|
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Probably from the Occitan word "piu" meaning "pious", its originally from the Haute-Garonne. It could also come from its homonym, piu, meaning "having a high-pitched voice".
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