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- This article is about a word in the Belter Creole language.
Noun[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- French copain ("friend", from Latin com- "with" + pānis "bread"; the one you share your bread with)
- Mandarin 朋友 péngyou /pʰəŋ˧˥-jou̯/ or pengyou /pʰəŋ-jou̯/ "friend"
Most likely a pidginization of the French and Chinese words for friend.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Sometimes written with variant spellings "copeng" or "copain".
Pronunciation[edit | edit source]
Source[edit | edit source]
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