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lapin

[lap-in; French la-pan]
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noun, plural lap·ins [lap-inz; French la-pan] /ˈlæp ɪnz; French laˈpɛ̃/.
  1. a rabbit.
  2. rabbit fur, especially when trimmed and dyed.
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Origin of lapin

1900–05; < French, Middle French, perhaps, by suffix alteration, from laperean rabbit < Ibero-Romance; cf. cony
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Historical Examples

  • He dropped the gown and held out a roll of bills toward Lapin.

    Elkan Lubliner, American

    Montague Glass

  • At this unguarded disclosure Lapin's face grew crimson with rage.

  • There was a gendarme in front of the door of the Lapin Agile.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • It's the "lapin" I have had occasionally that's giving me the most qualms.

  • Lapin paused in his progress toward his office and even as he did so Elkan's eyes strayed to a glass-covered showcase.