entre nous

[ ahn-truh noo; French ahn-truh noo ]
/ ˌɑn trə ˈnu; French ɑ̃ trə ˈnu /

adverb

between ourselves; confidentially.

Nearby words

  1. entrancing,
  2. entrant,
  3. entrap,
  4. entrapment,
  5. entrapment neuropathy,
  6. entre-,
  7. entre-deux-mers,
  8. entreasure,
  9. entreat,
  10. entreaty

Origin of entre nous

Borrowed into English from French around 1680–90

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British Dictionary definitions for entre nous

entre nous

/ (French ɑ̃trə nu) /

adverb

between ourselves; in confidence

Word Origin for entre nous

C17: from French

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Word Origin and History for entre nous

entre nous

"in private," French, literally "between ourselves."

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