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adjective Scot. and North England.
  1. sedate; modest; quiet.
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Origin of douce

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French (feminine) < Latin dulcis sweet; see dulcet
Related formsdouce·ly, adverbdouce·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for doucer


  1. Scot and Northern English dialect quiet; sober; sedate
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Derived Formsdoucely, adverb

Word Origin

C14: from Old French, feminine of dous, from Latin dulcis sweet
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