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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French de rigueur (required), from de (of) + rigueur (rigour/rigor).

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AdjectiveEdit

de rigueur (comparative more de rigueur, superlative most de rigueur)

  1. Necessary according to etiquette, protocol or fashion.
    Wearing a suit to a job interview is de rigueur.
    This season, the little black dress is de rigueur.

Usage notesEdit

  • As this is a borrowed foreign phrase, it is often italicised (as de rigueur).

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PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

de rigueur (invariable)

  1. absolutely necessary