Definitions

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  • n. silliness, folly, stupidity

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

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  • To put your poor elders at ease
    You must be unheard and yet please.
    So be a good child,
    Be modest and mild;
    Above all commit no bêtise.

    November 15, 2015

  • JM knows that using the word 'bêtise' in his status update is a bêtise.

    January 19, 2010

  • n. a silliness or fooling-about, mistake

    my French students use this word all the time in reference to something they're not meant to have done.

    November 27, 2007