tout court

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tout court.

Adverb[edit]

tout court (not comparable)

  1. Just, simply; without addition or qualification; alone.
    • 2009, Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Vintage 2010, p. 21:
      People did not bow down and worship a rock tout court; the rock was simply a focus that directed their attention to the mysterious essence of life.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tout (all) + court (short)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tout court

  1. just; only (without any additions)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tout court.

Adverb[edit]

tout court

  1. tout court
    • 2020 September 13, Federico Rampini, “"Votiamo chi dà lavoro". Nelle fabbriche Usa con gli ultimi indecisi [We vote for who will give work". In US factories with the last undecided [voters]]”, in la Repubblica[1]:
      I due colleghi Brian e Nelson sono d'accordo sulla posta in gioco: l'economia, la ripresa, il lavoro e la sicurezza del salario, ma anche la sicurezza tout court.
      The two colleagues Brian and Nelson agree on the stakes: the economy, the recovery, work and wage security, but also security tout court.