esprit de corps

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French esprit de corps, from esprit (spirit) + de (of) + corps (body)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛˌspɹiː də ˈkɔː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛˌspɹi də ˈkɔɹ/
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Noun[edit]

esprit de corps (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter V:[1]
      Always happening like that. The very moment. Girl in Eustace street hallway Monday was it settling her garter. Her friend covering the display of. Esprit de corps. Well, what are you gaping at?

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.pʁi d(ə) kɔʁ/

Noun[edit]

esprit de corps m (uncountable)

  1. esprit de corps, spirit of the group, common spirit

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