salamalec

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‏ (as-salāmu ʿalaykum, hello; peace be upon you).

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Noun[edit]

salamalec m (plural salamalecs)

  1. (informal, derogatory, ironic) a show of politeness, deference or flattery which is hypocritical, affected or exaggerated
  2. (archaic) salaam

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