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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. PWA-roh
Other Forms FormsPoiret, Poirrot, Poirow
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Contributor Contrib.Amedee Lupien on 8/9/2015
Meaning & History
A French occupational name referring to a merchant who sells pears (poire
). Used by Agatha Christie for her Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot, but she came up with the name by combining the surnames Poiret
, the names of two contemporary fictional detectives.