- the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette.
Origin of manque
- having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively): a poet manqué who never produced a single book of verse.
Origin of manqué
Examples from the Web for manque
In default of such an idea a man's career is manque; he is not an intellectual.Atlantic Classics, Second Series
Henry C. Merwin
He looks as if he rather envied poor Mr. Byng, and the not shooting him were a manque d'egards towards him.The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
Mr. Pelham was the only one among us who was not backing a colour, or a number, or paire or impaire, or manque or passe.Great Porter Square, v. 2
Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
Non, dites-lui que je ne veux pas le voir, que je suis furieuse contre lui, parce qu'il m'a manque parole.War and Peace
So M. Lon Werth meets people who complain that "Bonnard manque de noblesse."Since Czanne
- (postpositive) unfulfilled; potential; would-bethe manager is an actor manqué
Word Origin and History for manque
1778, from French manqué (fem. manquée), past participle of manquer "to miss, be lacking" (16c.), from Italian mancare, from manco, from Latin mancus "maimed, defective," from PIE *man-ko- "maimed in the hand," from root *man- "hand" (see manual (adj.)).