engouement

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French, literally ‘something stuck in the throat’.

NounEdit

engouement

  1. An infatuation, an irrational liking for something.
    • 1973, Their rulers, politicians, revolutions set apart, and this horrible engouement for Bonaparte. — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From engouer +‎ -ment.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

engouement m (plural engouements)

  1. craze, zest, keen interest
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