A foolish or ill-timed remark or action.
- (Nanfang Daily) Yet another piece of bêtise: A plastic goods factory took advantage of the summer vacation to hire youth workers, including many of whom are under 16 years old.
- This is a special issue on bêtises d' enfance (childhood high jinks, goof ups and silly mistakes).
- Here are examples of what we call ‘faire des bêtises’ in French.
Early 19th century: French, literally 'stupidity'.
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