charade

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Borrowing from French charade, of disputed origin.

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charade (plural charades)

  1. A specific kind of riddle in which a word or phrase to find is split in several parts that can each be guessed from a verbal clue.
  2. (in plural) A party game in which players mime a word or phrase that the other players must try to guess.
  3. Something apparently real but based on pretence/pretense.
    She said she loved me but it was only a charade.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Occitan charrado, from charrá (to chat).

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NounEdit

charade f (plural charades)

  1. charade (kind of riddle)
  2. Something bizarre or hard to understand.
    Cet ouvrage est une vraie charade.
    This book is really hard to understand, to follow.
Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 10:23