âme damnée


âme dam·​née
plural âmes damnées
: a willing and devoted tool or slave of another
a writer who is the âme damnée of certain interests

Word History


French, literally, damned soul

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of âme damnée was in 1799

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“âme damnée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A2me%20damn%C3%A9e. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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