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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French bête noire ‎(literally black beast).

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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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally "black beast". This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

bête noire f ‎(plural bêtes noires)

  1. bête noire, pet hate, pet peeve
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