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Word of the Day 12/31/17 Fin de Siecle

Fin de Siecle (noun, adjective)
fin de siècle [fan duh sye-kluh] French.


noun
1. the end of the 19th century.

adjective
2. Sometimes, fin-de-siècle. of, relating to, or characterized by concepts of art, society, etc., associated with the end of the 19th century.

Origin: adj. 1890, from French fin de siècle "end of century," phrase used as an adjective. At the time it meant "modern;" now it means "from the 1890s." "App. first in title of a comedy, Paris fin de siècle, produced at the Gymnase, Feb. 1890" [Weekley]. French siècle "century, age" is from Latin saeculum (see secular).

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