Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 08/25/19 Manque

Manque (noun)
manque [ mahnk ]


noun French
1. the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette.

Compare passe.

Origin: literally, lack

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Manqué (adjective)
manqué [ mahng-key; French mahn-key ]


adjective French
1. having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively): a poet manqué who never produced a single book of verse.

Origin: 1770–80; < French, past participle of manquer to lack, be short of < Italian mancare, derivative of manco lacking, defective < Medieval Latin, Late Latin mancus (Latin: feeble, literally, maimed, having a useless hand, probably derivative of manus hand)

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