esprit de corps

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

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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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

esprit(spirit) + de(of) + corps(group, body)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.pʁi d(ə) kɔʁ/

Noun[edit]

esprit de corps m ‎(uncountable)

  1. literally, the "spirit of the group." The common spirit.