There are 2 definitions of affaire in English:


Line breaks: af|faire
Pronunciation: /aˈfɛː
(also affaire de or du cœur /də ˈkəː, djuː ˈkəː/)


  • A love affair.
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    • 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.


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

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There are 2 definitions of affaire in English:


Line breaks: af|fairé
Pronunciation: /aˈfɛːreɪ
, afeʀe/


  • Busy; involved.
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    • Much later he passed again and casually left a loaf of bread inside the barn door, stayed not for idle gossip but briskly, looking very "affairé", disappeared around the corner.
    • These pressures of one thing and another make me feel very affairé. I cannot imagine myself looking at Christmas shops.


French, from affaire, from à 'to' + faire 'do'.