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EtymologyEdit

An alteration of voussoyer (vous +‎ -oyer), influenced by the v in vous and the form of tutoyer.

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VerbEdit

vouvoyer

  1. (transitive) to you (to address someone using the formal pronoun vous rather than the informal tu)
    Antonym: tutoyer

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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