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émeute

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noun, \ā-ˈmœt\

Definition of émeute

plural émeutes \same\



Origin of émeute

French, from Old French esmeute act of starting, from feminine of esmeut, past participle of esmovoir to start — more at emotion


First Known Use: 1782


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