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Slang. A girl or young woman, especially a promiscuous one.
1920s; earliest use found in Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), writer. From French poule girl, young woman, (colloquial and slang) promiscuous woman, mistress, transferred uses of pole, poule hen. In poule de luxe after French poule de luxe.
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