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faute de mieux

[foht duh myœ]
adverb, adjective French.
  1. for lack of something better.
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Origin of faute de mieux

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for faute de mieux

Historical Examples of faute de mieux

  • The big man told me what would happen if I didn't go, so I went, faute-de-mieux, and took Rolston with me.

    The City in the Clouds

    C. Ranger Gull

British Dictionary definitions for faute de mieux

faute de mieux

  1. for lack of anything better
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