bondieuserie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bondieuserie.

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Noun[edit]

bondieuserie (plural bondieuseries)

  1. Any devotional ornament or church object, especially one having little artistic value; a religious knick-knack.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate 2006, p. 160:
      It is about eleven hundred years old, and though it is defaced by hideous bondieuseries of the modern Roman Catholic Church, it remains infinitely touching […].

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bon Dieu +‎ -erie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bondieuserie f (plural bondieuseries)

  1. bondieuserie, religious knick-knack

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