- a domestic establishment; household.
Origin of ménage
Related Words for menagetribe, people, house, household, dynasty, strain, folk, parentage, brood, group, descent, inheritance, progeny, system, extraction, issue, lineage, relationship, kindred, ancestry
Examples from the Web for menage
Historical Examples of menage
I can sit on any horse, but I have had no opportunity of learning the menage.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
Did you ever hear of anything so absurd as Leonora presiding over a missionary's menage?Dear Enemy
Let Mills (I see you have him still) call on me to-morrow about your menage.What Will He Do With It, Complete
Menage was younger, and aspired to be a man of the world as well as a savant.The Women of the French Salons
Amelia Gere Mason
Lucilla, as Jeckie well knew, had long been top dog in the Grice menage.The Root of All Evil
J. S. Fletcher
- the persons of a household
Word Origin for ménage
1690s, "management of a household, domestic establishment," from French ménage, from Old French manage "household, family dwelling" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *mansionaticum "household, that which pertains to a house," from Latin mansionem "dwelling" (see mansion). Now generally used in suggestive borrowed phrase ménage à trois (1891), literally "household of three." Borrowed earlier as mayngnage, maynage and in the sense "members of a household, a man's household" (c.1300); but this was obsolete by c.1500.