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vendue

Syllabification: ven·due
Pronunciation: /venˈd(y)o͞o, vän-
 
/

Definition of vendue in English:

noun

US & West Indian
A public auction.
Example sentences
  • The nine-day sale reached gross receipts of $89,622,495, up 13.5% from last year, and the second-highest aggregate in the history of the vendue.
  • The Hong Kong international sale is conducted by Keeneland's experienced crew, but with a theatrical flair not seen at the Lexington vendue.
  • Next day I was put up by the vendue master to know how much I was worth, and I was valued at one hundred pounds currency.

Origin

late 17th century: via Dutch from French dialect vendue 'sale', from vendre 'sell'.

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