Le maboul

English translation: See below

12:12 Aug 9, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: Le maboul
Please translate this word for me please. I cannot give more details about this word because I do not know what it means. Thank you
Paul Labour
English translation:See below
Explanation:
This is an offensive and archaic French word to designate anyone who is out of their mind... a loony or a crackpot!

Best of luck with the rest of the translation.
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na"loony" or "nutter"
Ahmad Arafa
naRaving loony
Heathcliff
naSee below
abrir (X)
namaboul = mad, crazy
rnoel (X)


  

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1 min
maboul = mad, crazy


Explanation:
Slang word.

rnoel (X)
PRO pts in pair: 31

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Heathcliff
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13 mins
See below


Explanation:
This is an offensive and archaic French word to designate anyone who is out of their mind... a loony or a crackpot!

Best of luck with the rest of the translation.

abrir (X)
PRO pts in pair: 56

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Heathcliff
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14 mins
Raving loony


Explanation:
Referring to a male person ("Le maboul"). The adjectives "maboul" and "maboule" mean "crazy" or "nuts" (with regard to a male or female subject, respectively); but with the article "le" in front of it, "maboul" becomes a noun. -- Other acceptable synonyms in English, at the same level of colloquialism, include "nutcase," "squirrel-cage," "fruitcake," and "kook.""


    Grand Dictionnaire Larousse Francais <> Anglais (Larousse, Paris, 1995)
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 14:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
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5 hrs
"loony" or "nutter"


Explanation:
This is a French slang word neaning "crazy", "bonkers", "loony", "nutter", etc. Not particularly stron. Derived from North African Arabic "mahboul", meaning "crazy" or "insane". The word has passed into French informal language.

Ahmad Arafa
Local time: 22:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ArabicArabic
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