[per-doo, -dyoo, per-]
- hidden; concealed; obscured.
- Obsolete. a soldier assigned to a very dangerous mission or position.
Origin of perdu
1585–95; < French: lost, past participle of perdre < Latin perdere to lose
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Examples from the Web for perdue
Perdue has begun to hit back at the Democratic attacks with two new ads of his own.
The next day, Perdue was asked if he could defend the “outsourcing” charges.
But after pulling ahead of Nunn in September, three recent polls have shown Perdue tying or trailing her.
“I've helped create and save thousands of American jobs,” Perdue says with a smile.
For all we know, Perdue may a terrific guy and a potentially great U.S. senator.In 2014, You Can Still Buy a Senate Seat
August 11, 2014
I gave her the twenty dollars—I did more, I gave her a part of the money which Perdue had given me.
"Mr. Hawes, I've got a hundred dollars that's yours," said old man Perdue.
But Perdue grew stronger in the sunlight of Vanderhuyn's steady friendship.Duffels
Major Perdue went to the back door and called Hamp, but there was no answer.
Meanwhile, Major Perdue scratched off a few lines in pencil.
- obsolete (of a soldier) placed on hazardous sentry duty
- obsolete (of a soldier) placed in a hazardous ambush
- (of a person or thing) hidden or concealed
- obsolete a soldier placed on hazardous sentry duty
- obsolete a soldier placed in a hazardous ambush
C16: via French: lost, from perdre to lose, from Latin perdere to destroy
- Mont Perdu the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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