limoger

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the town of Limoges, which was far away from the World War I front and where General Joffre consequently sent senior staff whom he considered useless and had relieved from actual command.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

limoger

  1. (transitive) to dismiss; it is normally used about senior staff, such as a minister, general, bishop, ambassador, etc...

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written limoge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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