Definition of boutade in English:

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Pronunciation: /buːˈtɑːd/


A sudden outburst or outbreak.
Example sentences
  • He has been now absolved of all guilt, and his forgeries recognised as poetical Dada boutades.
  • I must admit that I find hidden pleasure with his boutades and tirades.
  • Parodies, jokes, boutades, all limited to a thousand words by close-fisted editors, earned him the roubles needed to pay for his education.


Early 17th century: French, from bouter 'to thrust'.

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