[ per-doo, -dyoo, per- ]
/ pərˈdu, -ˈdyu, pɛr- /
hidden; concealed; obscured.
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
Definition for perdu (2 of 2)
[ per-dy ]
/ pɛrˈdü /
Mont [mawn], /mɔ̃/, French name of Monte Perdido.
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Example sentences from the Web for perdu
Situated amongst the mountains of Anvergne, this hospital is a certain refuge for perdus, travellers who have lost their way.
Cotgrave has enfans perdus, "perdus; or the forlorne hope of a campe (are commonly gentlemen of companies)."The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
British Dictionary definitions for perdu (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpɜːdjuː) /
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
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 perdu (2 of 2)
/ (pɛrdy) /
Mont Perdu the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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