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According to the New York Times, which singer's name means "sparrow" in French slang?

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Answer: Edith Piaf

According to the New York Times: "Singing on a street corner one day in October 1935, Édith attracted the attention of Louis Leplée, the owner of a popular night club called Gerny's on the Rue Pierre Charron.

He engaged her and because, at 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 80 pounds, she reminded him of a bird, he called her Piaf, or sparrow in Parisian argot. He billed her as La Môme, môme meaning kid, the Piaf Kid; later she became best known as the little sparrow.

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