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boutade

/ (buːˈtɑːd) /
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noun
an outburst; sally
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Word Origin for boutade

C17: from French, from bouter to thrust
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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
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