perdu

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1per·du

noun \ˈpər-(ˌ)dü, -(ˌ)dyü; (ˌ)pər-ˈ\

Definition of PERDU

obsolete
:  a soldier assigned to extremely hazardous duty

Variants of PERDU

per·du or per·due \ˈpər-(ˌ)dü, -(ˌ)dyü; (ˌ)pər-ˈ\

Origin of PERDU

French sentinelle perdue, literally, lost sentinel
First Known Use: 1605

2per·du

adjective \per-ˈdue\

Definition of PERDU

:  remaining out of sight

Variants of PERDU

per·du or per·due \per-ˈdue\

Origin of PERDU

French perdu, masculine, & perdue, feminine, from past participle of perdre to lose, from Latin perdere
First Known Use: 1612

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