ménage à trois

[mey-nahzh ah trwah; French mey-nazh a trwah]
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Origin of ménage à trois

< French: household of three
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British Dictionary definitions for menage a trois

ménage à trois

noun plural ménages à trois (menaʒ a trwɑ)
  1. a sexual arrangement involving a married couple and the lover of one of them

Word Origin for ménage à trois

literally: household of three
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Word Origin and History for menage a trois
n.

1891, see menage.

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