Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In roulette, one of the numbers from 1 to 18.

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  • adjective postpositive unable to fully realise one's ambitions; would-be

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  • adjective unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition

Etymologies

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From French manqué

Examples

  • The gluten-free wassen-manque is fine if somewhat bland.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • French Vocabulary chez la (le) vétérinaire = at the veterinarian's manque de chance!

    Smokey

  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ la méfiance (f) = distrust; le manque (m) de chance = unluckiness; une vie (f) de chien = dog's life

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • Max Baucus is a deal-maker and John Kerry will play the statesman manque .

    Super Committee Choices

  • Hell, if you want people to burn down bookstores, just throw a bishie Mohammad manque into the mix, a la Super Best Friends.

    License request day: Saint Young Men

  • French Vocabulary chez la (le) vétérinaire = at the veterinarian's manque de chance!

    enflure - French Word-A-Day

  • I conceived of Duncan as a kind of academic manque - if his particular field of interest had been Conrad or Gerard Manley Hopkins or someone, he'd be gainfully employed in a university.

    Nick Hornby, live webchat - 8/9/2009

  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ la méfiance (f) = distrust; le manque (m) de chance = unluckiness; une vie (f) de chien = dog's life

    French Word-A-Day:

  • He wrote the screenplay for I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry – but says it was rewritten by star Adam Sandler; that had to sting – and produced the effervescent Ed Helms comedy Cedar Rapids, a Payne movie manque.

    Alexander Payne's The Descendants – not just for the kids, thankfully

  • Peruvians have now taken a big gamble with that success by electing their own Peronist manque, in the form of national-socialist candidate Ollanta Humala.

    Peru's Left Turn

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  • Huh. Apparently WeirdNet doesn't do accents. See manqué.

    November 29, 2007