1640s, "of Poitou," the region in France.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for poitevin

Historical Examples of poitevin

  • Any Poitevin was welcome, even if not a member of the house of Lusignan.

  • Against him neither Savary nor the Poitevin communes could contend with success.

  • His rejection was the first check received by the Poitevin faction.

  • James Audley had already died of disease in another Poitevin town.

  • The paintings of Poitevin and Du Liege on these and other pieces are characterized by the most exquisite delicacy.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young