Definition of billet-doux in English:
noun (plural billets-doux ˌbɪleɪˈduːz)dated or humorous
A love letter: she was a constant recipient of billets-doux from the boys of the neighbouring school
More example sentences
- In the last four years alone, no fewer than three auctions have featured billets-doux and other letters written by the Duke of Windsor when he held the titles Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII.
- As she seems easily fooled, why not send yourself sheaves of valentines and other billets-doux?
- And so he returns to the paparazzi and the predictable billets-doux slipped under the door by self-justifying journalists who have hypocrisy tattooed on their foreheads.
Late 17th century: French, literally 'sweet note'.
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