There are 2 main definitions of affaire in English:

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affaire 1

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


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.


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

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There are 2 main definitions of affaire in English:

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affairé 2 Line breaks: af|fairé
Pronunciation: /aˈfɛːreɪ/


Busy; involved.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with affairé

X-ray • hairspray • respray

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