Garçon is the French word for boy. In English, and various other languages, it was adopted in the specific meaning of a (male, usually young) waiter, especially of low rank in a larger establishment, who serves customers food and/or drinks. However, in France, it is considered rude to address a waiter as "garcon"; rather, one addresses the waiter as "monsieur".
- Pierre Garçon, American Football wide receiver who plays for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League
- Marie et les Garçons, French punk rock band, later known as the Garçons, who recorded for ZE Records
- Garçon! is a 1983 film by the French author and director Claude Sautet
- "Garçon" (song) is a 2007 single by French artist Koxie
- "À cause des garçons" is a 2007 song (cover) by electro singer Yelle
- "Little Garçon" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Born Ruffians
- It is also used in the 1994 film, Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, by the Tim Roth character who plays a modern-day Clyde (as in Bonnie and ... ).
- Comme des Garçons, French for "like boys", is a Japanese fashion label
- Garçon Model, French for "Good boy", is a French fashion label
The word occurs in the title of many (usually French) works of art, such as:
- Garçon à la pipe (Boy with a Pipe) is a 1905 painting by Pablo Picasso
- Garçon stupide (Stupid Boy) is a 2004 film directed by Lionel Baier
- Le Garçon et l'aveugle (The Boy and the Blind Man) is an anonymous 13th century French play, considered the oldest surviving French literature farce
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