parfait

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French parfait ‎(perfect).

Noun[edit]

parfait ‎(plural parfaits)

  1. A French parfait (parfait glacé), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavouring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.
  2. An American parfait, a layered dessert often consisting of fruit, ice cream, pastries, whipped topping, etc. and served in a glass, often a parfait glass.
  3. (Britain) A smooth pâté, usually made from liver and flavoured with liqueurs.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, page 379
    Brad hesitated, peering at the grid of spun sugar that jutted from his loganberry parfait.

Translations[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French parfait ‎(perfect).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑrfeː/
  • Hyphenation: par‧fait

Noun[edit]

parfait

  1. parfait

Declension[edit]

Inflection of parfait (Kotus type 22/parfait, no gradation)
nominative parfait parfait't
genitive parfait'n parfait'iden
parfait'itten
partitive parfait'ta parfait'ita
illative parfait'hen parfait'ihin
singular plural
nominative parfait parfait't
accusative nom.? parfait parfait't
gen. parfait'n
genitive parfait'n parfait'iden
parfait'itten
partitive parfait'ta parfait'ita
inessive parfait'ssa parfait'issa
elative parfait'sta parfait'ista
illative parfait'hen parfait'ihin
adessive parfait'lla parfait'illa
ablative parfait'lta parfait'ilta
allative parfait'lle parfait'ille
essive parfait'na parfait'ina
translative parfait'ksi parfait'iksi
instructive parfait'in
abessive parfait'tta parfait'itta
comitative parfait'ineen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin perfectus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

parfait m (feminine singular parfaite, masculine plural parfaits, feminine plural parfaites)

  1. perfect (exactly right)
    Le déjeuner était parfait.
    The lunch was perfect.

Noun[edit]

parfait m ‎(plural parfaits)

  1. (grammar) perfect tense

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

parfait m ‎(plural parfaits)

  1. (Jersey, grammar) perfect tense

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

parfait m

  1. perfect (faultless; without imperfection)

Descendants[edit]