à la nage


: served in a savory broth
usually used of seafood
prawns à la nage

Word History


borrowed from French, literally, "swimming, in the swim"; nage "action of swimming or rowing," going back to Old French, noun derivative of nagier "to row, conduct by boat, float," going back to Latin nāvigāre "to go by ship, sail"

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of à la nage was in 1908

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“à la nage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20la%20nage. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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