noun Chiefly California.

Origin of 'que

by shortening


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Contemporary Examples of que

Historical Examples of que

  • It was but this morning I gave him his first lesson in Que Genus.

  • When I pay ten shillings to hear you speak I want you to know how, que diable!

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • One has one's form, que diable, and a mighty good thing that one has.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • For exemplification, take you la Madame O'Brien—que magnifica!

  • Our Captain answered him likewise, and being demanded "Que gente?"

British Dictionary definitions for que


abbreviation for

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