- a domestic establishment; household.
Origin of ménage
Examples from the Web for menage
I can sit on any horse, but I have had no opportunity of learning the menage.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
Did you ever hear of anything so absurd as Leonora presiding over a missionary's menage?Dear Enemy
Let Mills (I see you have him still) call on me to-morrow about your menage.What Will He Do With It, Complete
Menage was younger, and aspired to be a man of the world as well as a savant.The Women of the French Salons
Amelia Gere Mason
Lucilla, as Jeckie well knew, had long been top dog in the Grice menage.The Root of All Evil
J. S. Fletcher
- the persons of a household
Word Origin and History for menage
1690s, "management of a household, domestic establishment," from French ménage, from Old French manage "household, family dwelling" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *mansionaticum "household, that which pertains to a house," from Latin mansionem "dwelling" (see mansion). Now generally used in suggestive borrowed phrase ménage à trois (1891), literally "household of three." Borrowed earlier as mayngnage, maynage and in the sense "members of a household, a man's household" (c.1300); but this was obsolete by c.1500.