Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
Grizzly Weinstein

Jun. 19th 2009 - Pasticheur, Pasticheuse

pas⋅ti⋅cheur  [pas-tee-shœr]
–noun, plural -cheurs  
1. a person who makes, composes, or concocts a pastiche.
2. a person who imitates the work of others.

pas⋅ti⋅cheuse  [pas-tee-shœz]
–noun, plural -cheuses
a woman who makes or composes a pastiche.

pas⋅tiche [pa-steesh, pah-]
1. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
2. an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.

pasticheur, pasticheuse. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. (accessed: June 19, 2009).

Bob scratched his head; usually he was good at language questions, but this had him stumped. This was a quintessential drag queen show. The various elements comprising it, he had seen in other drag shows over the years. Still the quandary: should the mustachioed Liz Taylor impersonator be referred to as a pasticheuse or simply as a pasticheur.
Tags: french, noun, p, wordsmith: sea_gaagii

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