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EtymologyEdit

From Algerian Arabic, brought back to France by the Northern African French armies. It is a duplication of the Arabic word كَيْفَ ‎(kayfa, how?; like, same).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /kifkif/

AdjectiveEdit

kif-kif m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. (informal) same, alike

PhraseEdit

c'est kif-kif

  1. (expression, informal) it's all the same, it makes no difference
    Ce qu'on fait ici ou rien, c'est kif kif. (Daniel-Rops, Mort,1934, p. 388)

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