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ménage

or me·nage

[ mey-nahzh; French mey-nazh ]
/ meɪˈnɑʒ; French meɪˈnaʒ /
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noun, plural mé·nages [mey-nah-zhiz; French mey-nazh]. /meɪˈnɑ ʒɪz; French meɪˈnaʒ/.

a domestic establishment; household.

adjective

of or relating to a ménage à trois: erotic ménage fiction.

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Origin of ménage

First recorded on 1250–1300; Middle English, from French, ultimately from unattested Vulgar Latin mansiōnāticum; see mansion, -age
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ménage
/ (meɪˈnɑːʒ, French menaʒ) /

noun

the persons of a household

Word Origin for ménage

C17: from French, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāticum (unattested) household; see mansion
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