bête noire

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French bête noire (literally black beast).

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NounEdit

bête noire (plural bêtes noires)

  1. An anathema; someone or something which is particularly disliked or avoided; an object of aversion, the bane of one’s existence.

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Last modified on 6 October 2013, at 23:27