Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that is particularly disliked or that is to be avoided: "Tax shelters had long been the bête noire of reformers” ( Irwin Ross).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : bête, beast + noire, black.

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