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  1. Fran·çois [frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1431–63?, French poet.
  2. Jacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/, Gaston Duchamp, 1875–1963, French painter.
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Examples from the Web for villon

Historical Examples of villon

  • Dunbar, strolling as a friar in France, may have known Villon, whom he often resembles.

    Irish Books and Irish People

    Stephen Gwynn

  • This was the greatest care that Villon, the Parisian poet, took.

    Familiar Quotations

    John Bartlett

  • I suppose they used to go off on the sly, and read Rabelais and Villon.

    Suspended Judgments

    John Cowper Powys

  • "I drink your better fortune," he said gravely, touching Villon's cup with his own.

  • "Well, something of that sort," Villon admitted, with a quaver.

British Dictionary definitions for villon


  1. François (frɑ̃swa). born 1431, French poet. His poems, such as those in Le Petit testament (?1456) and Le Grand testament (1461), are mostly ballades and rondeaux, verse forms that he revitalized. He was banished in 1463, after which nothing more was heard of him
  2. Jacques (ʒak), real name Gaston Duchamp. 1875–1963, French cubist painter and engraver
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