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farouche

[ fa-roosh ]
/ faˈruʃ /
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adjective French.
sullenly unsociable or shy.
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Origin of farouche

First recorded in 1760–70; from French, from Old French faro(u)che, forasche; further origin uncertain; perhaps from Late Latin forāsticus “belonging outside or out of doors” (i.e., not fit to be inside), a derivative of the adverb and preposition forās (also forīs ) “(to the) outside, abroad”; see origin at door; see savage for similar semantic development

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British Dictionary definitions for farouche

farouche
/ French (faruʃ) /

adjective
sullen or shy
socially inept

Word Origin for farouche

C18: from French, from Old French faroche, from Late Latin forasticus from without, from Latin foras out of doors
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