[ven-doo, -dyoo]


a public auction.

Origin of vendue

1680–90; < Dutch vendu < Middle French vendue sale, noun use of feminine of vendu, past participle of vendre to sell; see vend Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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US a public sale; auction

Word Origin for vendue

C17: from Dutch vendu, from Old French vendue a sale, from vendre to sell, from Latin vendere
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Word Origin and History for vendue

"public sale, auction," 1680s, from Dutch vendu, from French vendue "sale," from vendre "to sell," from Latin vendere (see vend).

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