entre nous

[ahn-truh noo; French ahn-truh noo]


between ourselves; confidentially.

Origin of entre nous

Borrowed into English from French around 1680–90
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British Dictionary definitions for entre nous

entre nous


between ourselves; in confidence

Word Origin for entre nous

C17: from French
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Word Origin and History for entre nous

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

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