Definition of sans in English:

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sans

Pronunciation: /sanz/

preposition

literary or humorous
Without: a picture of Maughan sans specs
More example sentences
  • Will we be regretting our single or common law status sans children when we're 40 and are nearing the end of our childbearing days?
  • The two-door hatchback car comes sans engine, carburettor, gearbox, radiator and exhaust.
  • Because it's 50 miles off the Queensland coast, the water is exceptionally clear, sans coastal runoff and sediment.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French sanz, from a variant of Latin sine 'without', influenced by Latin absentia 'in the absence of'.

Words that rhyme with sans

banns, Prestonpans

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