/ (buːˈtɑːd) /
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an outburst; sally
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Word Origin for boutade
C17: from French, from bouter to thrust
Words nearby boutade
bouse, bousouki, boustrophedon, bousy, bout, boutade, boutel, boutique, boutique brewery, boutonniere, Boutros-Ghali
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How to use boutade in a sentence
He knew perfectly that I recommended nothing of the sort, and he must have been very angry to indulge in this boutade.The Path Of Duty|Henry James