[ fa-roosh ]

  1. sullenly unsociable or shy.

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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/ French (faruʃ) /

  1. sullen or shy

  2. socially inept

Origin of farouche

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

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