perdu

or per·due

[per-doo, -dyoo, per-]
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adjective

hidden; concealed; obscured.

noun

Obsolete. a soldier assigned to a very dangerous mission or position.

Nearby words

  1. percy, thomas,
  2. percy, walker,
  3. perdido,
  4. perdie,
  5. perdition,
  6. perdurable,
  7. perdure,
  8. pere,
  9. perea,
  10. peregrinate

Origin of perdu

1585–95; < French: lost, past participle of perdre < Latin perdere to lose

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British Dictionary definitions for perdue

perdu

perdue

adjective

obsolete (of a soldier) placed on hazardous sentry duty
obsolete (of a soldier) placed in a hazardous ambush
(of a person or thing) hidden or concealed

noun

obsolete a soldier placed on hazardous sentry duty
obsolete a soldier placed in a hazardous ambush

Word Origin for perdu

C16: via French: lost, from perdre to lose, from Latin perdere to destroy

Perdu

noun

Mont Perdu the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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