cafard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cafard.

Noun[edit]

cafard (plural cafards)

  1. Depression, melancholy.
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine:
      At such times when the cafard of the city seized her, I was at my wits' end to devise a means of rousing her.

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Noun[edit]

cafard m (plural cafards)

  1. cockroach
  2. depression, melancholy
  3. tattletale, informant, rat

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