brise-bise

[breez-beez]
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noun

a short curtain, often of lace, hung on the lower section of a window.

Nearby words

  1. briquette,
  2. bris,
  3. brisance,
  4. brisbane,
  5. brisbane box,
  6. brise-soleil,
  7. brisement forcé,
  8. brisingamen,
  9. brisk,
  10. brisken

Origin of brise-bise

1910–15; < French: literally, (it) breaks (the) wind (brise 3rd singular present of briser to break; bise north wind)

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Examples from the Web for brise-bise

  • Behind the silken curtains and brise-bise of Number 14, the “Pampered Pet” had her residence.

    Betty Trevor|Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey