fourbe

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English[edit]

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French

Noun[edit]

fourbe (plural fourbes)

  1. (obsolete) A tricky fellow; a cheat.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fourbir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fourbe f (plural fourbes)

  1. (literary) guile, deception

fourbe m (plural fourbes)

  1. double-dealer, swindler

Adjective[edit]

fourbe (masculine and feminine, plural fourbes)

  1. two-faced, treacherous, deceitful

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