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ménage Line breaks: mé¦nage
Pronunciation: /meɪˈnɑːʒ/

Definition of ménage in English:


The members of a household: the Clelland ménage
More example sentences
  • He asked his grandmother, with whom the family lived in a ménage that included the up-and-coming young pianist John Lill, for a loan of £50 to buy it.
  • You'll find your run-of-the-mill standard, square tables, some even set for three for ménages of the same size, but what's really nice is the presence of larger round tables, more conducive to dinner with conversation.
  • Picasso's turbulent love-life and his complicated ménage of women and ‘love-children’ meant that women are central to his art.


Middle English: from Old French menage, from mainer 'to stay', influenced by Old French mesnie 'household', both ultimately based on Latin manere 'remain'.

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