plupart

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French pluspart (the greater/greatest part of something), equivalent to plus +‎ part. Probably calqued from a Germanic phrase related to Old English māra dǣl (majority, literally the greater part), Dutch meerdeel, German Mehrteil.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

la plupart f

  1. main part, majority
  2. most of
    Il a mangé la plupart du gâteau
    He ate most of the cake.
    La plupart des gens aiment le chocolat
    Most people like chocolate.

Derived termsEdit

  • pour la plupart
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