daube

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French daube.

Noun[edit]

daube (plural daubes)

  1. A stew of braised meat, usually beef.
    • a. 1969, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces:
      “Christ, I tell you true, Irene, that child won't listen to nobody! I'm trying to cook her some spaghettis and daube, and she keeps on playing in my pot.”

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from obsolete Italian dobba (marinade), perhaps from Catalan adobar (to marinate). The Italian word is no longer in current use but still found in Sicilian.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

daube f (plural daubes)

  1. stew, casserole; daube
  2. (slang) crap; crappiness (something of low quality)
    C'est trop de la daube ce film!This film definitively sucks!

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Verb[edit]

daube

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dauber
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dauber
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of dauber
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of dauber
  5. second-person singular imperative of dauber

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ daube” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Interlingue[edit]

Noun[edit]

daube (plural daubes)

  1. (obsolete) stave (of a barrel)

Synonyms[edit]