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affaire

Syllabification: af·faire
Pronunciation: /əˈfer
 
/
(also affaire de or du cœur /də ˈkœr/)

Definition of affaire in English:

noun

A love affair.
Example sentences
  • In Libya, people put ice in their drinks, had houseboys and conducted affaires.
  • I tried to act utterly cool and nonplussed by the whole affaire de Madamoiselle A.
  • Well, at least I keep my private affaires to myself mostly.

Origin

early 19th century: French, literally 'affair (of the heart)'.

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