noun, plural mé·nages [mey-nah-zhiz; French mey-nazh] /meɪˈnɑ ʒɪz; French meɪˈnaʒ/.
Examples from the Web for menage
Did you ever hear of anything so absurd as Leonora presiding over a missionary's menage?Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
The Baron put an end to the conversation by desiring Edmund to go with him into the menage to see his horses.The Old English Baron|Clara Reeve
There is nothing more fascinating to a girl than the menage of a young couple of her own age.What Katy Did Next|Susan Coolidge
Menage observes on a friend having had his library destroyed by fire, in which several valuable MSS.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
This "menage" at Beaulieu oppressed him, and he hated the place.Stella Fregelius|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for menage
Word Origin for ménage
Word Origin and History for menage
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.