Definition of poulet in English:

poulet

noun

  • Chiefly in France or French contexts: a chicken (especially as food); chicken meat.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From French poulet chicken, written message, love letter: see pullet. The origin of the French transferred uses is unclear; they perhaps arose from the comparison of the shape of a folded letter to a chicken wing.

Pronunciation

poulet

/puːˈleɪ//ˈpuːleɪ/