[ mahnk ]
/ mɑ̃k /
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Origin of manque
Definition for manque (2 of 2)
[ mahng-key; French mahn-key ]
/ mɑŋˈkeɪ; French mɑ̃ˈkeɪ /
having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively): a poet manqué who never produced a single book of verse.
Origin of manqué
1770–80; <French, past participle of manquer to lack, be short of <Italian mancare, derivative of manco lacking, defective <Medieval Latin, Late Latin mancus (Latin: feeble, literally, maimed, having a useless hand, probably derivative of manus hand)
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British Dictionary definitions for manque
/ French (mɑ̃ke, English ˈmɒŋkeɪ) /
(postpositive) unfulfilled; potential; would-bethe manager is an actor manqué
Word Origin for manqué
C19: literally: having missed
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