faute de mieux

[foht duh myœ]

adverb, adjective French.

for lack of something better.

Origin of faute de mieux

First recorded in 1760–70
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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.

British Dictionary definitions for faute de mieux

faute de mieux

for lack of anything better
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