étrenne

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French estreine, from Latin strena.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

étrenne f (plural étrennes)

  1. (obsolete) the first sale of the day made by a shopkeeper, merchant etc.
  2. (rare) the first time something is used/worn/done
  3. (in the plural) New Year's gift; Christmas present (especially when talking to a child)
    Et que veux-tu pour tes étrennes? And what would you like for Christmas?