poilu poilu

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a French soldier (especially in World War I)
  2. (n) thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Government is considering a proposal to issue 25-centime postage stamps bearing the figure of a French poilu.
  2. When drafted he served briefly at the front as a common poilu.
  3. Dear PTI-Reader: ONE day when London Bureau Chief Andr Laguerre was a Free French poilu on sentry duty at General Charles de Gaulle's London.

News

  • Blood and Mud: The Horror of WWI

    Finally available in English, Poilu, a classic battlefield memoir by a World War I French infantryman, reveals as much as any book can about the ugly realities of war.
    on May 1, 2014     Source: The Daily Beast via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "Never again will anyone tell their grandchildren or great-grandchildren about the terrible life of the trenches," Sarkozy said. "No more, will anyone hear the old 'poilu' tell his grandchildren or great-grandchildren: 'Never make war...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: International Herald Tribune

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