esprit de corps

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French esprit de corps, from esprit (spirit) + de (of) + corps (body)

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛˌspɹiː də ˈkɔː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛˌspɹi də ˈkɔɹ/
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Noun[edit]

esprit de corps (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

esprit (spirit) + de (of) + corps (group, body).

Noun[edit]

esprit de corps

  1. literally, the "spirit of the group." The common spirit.

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