avoir le cafard

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This term originated from poetry writer Beaudelaire, in "Les Fleurs du mal" in 1857. Le cafard came to mean an extreme depression or sense of pointlessness.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.vwaʁ lə ka.faʁ/

Verb[edit]

avoir le cafard

  1. to have the blues, to feel blue

Conjugation[edit]