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[French rey-shoh-fey]
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noun, plural ré·chauf·fés [French rey-shoh-fey] /French reɪ ʃoʊˈfeɪ/,
  1. a warmed-up dish of food.
  2. anything old or stale brought into service again.
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Origin of réchauffé

1795–1805; < French, past participle of réchauffer, equivalent to r(e)- re- + échauffer to warm; see chafe
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British Dictionary definitions for rechauffe


  1. warmed-up leftover food
  2. old, stale, or reworked material
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Word Origin

C19: from French réchauffer to reheat, from re- + chauffer to warm; see chafe
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