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enfant perdu

[ahn-fahn per-dy]
noun, plural en·fants per·dus [ahn-fahn per-dy] /ɑ̃ fɑ̃ pɛrˈdü/ French.
  1. a soldier assigned to a dangerous post.
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Origin of enfant perdu

literally, lost child
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