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faute de mieux

[ foht duh -myœ ]
/ foʊt də ˈmyœ /
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adverb, adjective French.

for lack of something better.

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Origin of faute de mieux

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for faute de mieux

faute de mieux
/ French (fot də mjø, English ˌfəʊt də ˈmjɜː) /

for lack of anything better
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