perdu

or per·due

[ per-doo, -dyoo, per- ]
/ pərˈdu, -ˈdyu, pɛr- /

adjective

hidden; concealed; obscured.

noun

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

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Origin of perdu

1585–95; < French: lost, past participle of perdre < Latin perdere to lose
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British Dictionary definitions for perdue (1 of 2)

perdu

perdue

/ (ˈpɜːdjuː) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for perdue (2 of 2)

Perdu
/ (pɛrdy) /

noun

Mont Perdu the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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