[ 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.
of or relating to a ménage à trois: erotic ménage fiction.
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Words nearby ménage
menacing, menacme, menad, menadione, Menado, ménage, ménage à trois, menagerie, Menai Strait, Menam, Menander
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How to use ménage in a sentence
His wife came twice a week to clean up and set things to rights in the Baxter menage—his two houses.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
There is a femme de menage who goes with the apartment, and we can rent everything, even the table linen, the Huttons say.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
It struck him as pitifully appropriate to the Enslee menage that Love should be left out in the cold.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Menage wrote a book upon the amenities of the civil law, which does anything but fulfil its promise.The Book-Hunter|John Hill Burton
But it's only when a menage becomes socially impossible that a sensible man will interfere.Three Plays by Granville-Barker|Harley Granville-Barker
British Dictionary definitions for ménage
/ (meɪˈnɑːʒ, French menaʒ) /
the persons of a household
Word Origin for ménage
C17: from French, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāticum (unattested) household; see mansion
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