engouement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French, literally ‘something stuck in the throat’.

Noun[edit]

engouement

  1. An infatuation, an irrational liking for something.
    • 1973, Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise:
      Their rulers, politicians, revolutions set apart, and this horrible engouement for Bonaparte.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From engouer +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

engouement m (plural engouements)

  1. craze, zest, keen interest

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