tout le monde

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Pronoun[edit]

tout le monde

  1. everyone, everybody
    • 1991, Chicago Tribune, November 20
      And when the aura of sports reaches the stratospheric level of a Michael Jordan, tout le monde takes notice.
    • 2001, Star Tribune, February 4
      What's the sample here - a dozen people, a thousand, a million, tout le monde?
    • 2005, New York Observer, August 29
      Tout le monde is now saying these particular trans fats are so completely and utterly heinous for our tickers and arteries that lard is starting to look good again.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tout (all) + le (the) + monde (people; world). Literally, "all the world".

Pronoun[edit]

tout le monde

  1. everyone, everybody