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fourchette

[ foor-shet ]

noun

  1. Anatomy. the fold of skin that forms the posterior margin of the vulva.
  2. Ornithology. furcula; wishbone.
  3. Zoology. the frog of an animal's foot.
  4. a strip of leather or fabric joining the front and back sections of a glove finger.
  5. Chiefly Bridge. a tenace.


fourchette

/ fʊəˈʃɛt /

noun

  1. anatomy the bandlike fold of skin, about one inch from the anus, forming the posterior margin of the vulva
  2. a less common name for furcula frog 3


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fourchette1

1745–55; < French, diminutive of fourche; fork, -ette

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fourchette1

C18: from French: a little fork, from Old French forche , from Latin furca fork

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Example Sentences

It served me for a second meal, a breakfast; but at this déjeuner sans fourchette I picked the bones.

Suppose I treat myself to a djeuner la fourchette of the right sort—why not?

The game to commence with the "luncheon interval," to be employed in discussing a djeuner la fourchette.

You still have in your hand what is vulgarly called the "fourchette," or alternate cards, to win the game with.

Then, as to that breakfast à la fourchette with Madam; if I remain, will you agree to tell me what is your business here?

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