(also affaire de or du cœur /də ˈkəː, djuː ˈkəː/)
- A love affair.More 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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- Busy; involved.More 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'.