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mésalliance

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noun més·al·liance \ˌmā-ˌzal-ˈyäⁿs, ˌmā-zə-ˈlī-ən(t)s\

Definition of mésalliance

plural mésalliances play \-ˈyäⁿs(-əz), -ˈlī-ən(t)-səz\

  1. :  a marriage with a person of inferior social position



Origin of mésalliance

French, from més- mis- + alliance


First Known Use: 1782

Rhymes with mésalliance


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