concours

[ French kawn-koor; English kong-koo r ]
/ French kɔ̃ˈkur; English kɒŋˈkʊər /

noun, plural con·cours [French kawn-koor; English kong-koo rz] /French kɔ̃ˈkur; English kɒŋˈkʊərz/.

a public contest or competition.

Origin of concours

1935–40; < French, Old French; see concourse
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concours


n.

from French concours (16c.) "assemblage of things brought together," also "contest" (see concourse). Usually in English in phrase concours d'elegance.

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