Definition of vendue in English:


Line breaks: ven¦due
Pronunciation: /vɛnˈdjuː


US & West Indian
  • A public auction.
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    • The nine-day sale reached gross receipts of $89,622,495, up 13.5% from last year, and the second-highest aggregate in the history of the vendue.
    • The Hong Kong international sale is conducted by Keeneland's experienced crew, but with a theatrical flair not seen at the Lexington vendue.
    • Next day I was put up by the vendue master to know how much I was worth, and I was valued at one hundred pounds currency.


late 17th century: via Dutch from French dialect vendue 'sale', from vendre 'sell'.

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