Potiche meaning

pô-tēsh
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Potiche is defined as a trophy wife in French slang.

An example of potiche is the young wife of a very old and rich man.

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The definition of a potiche is a tall, round vase that tapers at the top and has a removable cover.

An example of a potiche is a tall porcelain vase.

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A vase or jar with a round or polygonal body tapering at the neck and having a removable cover.
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A tall vase or jar made typically of porcelain, with a rounded or polygonal body narrowing toward the top.
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Origin of potiche

  • French from pot pot from Old French from Vulgar Latin pottus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition