esprit fort

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French esprit fort

Noun[edit]

esprit fort (plural esprits forts)

  1. A person of strong character.
    • 1831, Fraser's Magazine (volume 4, page 107)
      And, upon the same principle, we think, if Sir Henry had consumed his liquids like an Irish gentleman, his son would have been an esprit fort.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

esprit fort m (plural esprits forts)

  1. esprit fort
  2. freethinker