moue

[ moo ]
/ mu /

noun, plural moues [moo] /mu/.

a pouting grimace.

Nearby words

  1. motzer,
  2. mou,
  3. mouch,
  4. mouchette,
  5. mouchoir,
  6. moues,
  7. mouflon,
  8. mought,
  9. mouillé,
  10. moujik

Origin of moue

< French; Old French moe; see mow3

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British Dictionary definitions for moue

moue

/ French (mu) /

noun

a disdainful or pouting look
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Word Origin and History for moue

moue

n.

"pout," 1850, from French moue "mouth, lip, pout," from Old French moe, perhaps from Middle Dutch mouwe, with the same senses, but this could as easily be from French. As a verb from 1909.

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