comme il faut

[ kaw-meel foh; English kuhm eel foh ]
/ kɔ mil ˈfoʊ; English ˌkʌm il ˈfoʊ /

French.

as it should be; proper; fitting; fittingly.

Nearby words

  1. commandments, ten,
  2. commando,
  3. commando operation,
  4. commando procedure,
  5. comme ci, comme ça,
  6. commeasurable,
  7. commeasure,
  8. commedia dell'arte,
  9. commemorate,
  10. commemoration

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British Dictionary definitions for comme il faut

comme il faut

/ French (kɔm il fo) /

correct or correctly
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Word Origin and History for comme il faut

comme il faut

1756, French, literally "as it should be;" from comme "as, like, how," from Old French com, from Vulgar Latin quomo, from Latin quomodo "how? in what way?," pronomial adverb of manner, related to quam "how much?," qui "who" (see who).

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