[doo-sur; French doo-sœr]
- a gratuity; tip.
- a conciliatory gift or bribe.
- Archaic. sweetness or agreeableness.
Origin of douceur
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Examples from the Web for douceur
Nevertheless, the efforts of X and Y to secure the douceur were not relaxed.Union and Democracy
But in the ordinary life there in my time there was little to "asperate" the douceur.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
He seemed surprised and pleased at the receipt of a douceur, and danced.A Likely Story
William De Morgan
He had also received from the Emperor Joseph a douceur of 2-1/2 per cent.A History of England
A douceur from the young chap secured the repose of his uncle.
- a gratuity, tip, or bribe
C17: from French, from Late Latin dulcor, from Latin dulcis sweet
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