billet-doux

noun
bil·​let-doux | \ ˌbi-lē-ˈdü How to pronounce billet-doux (audio) , ˌbi-(ˌ)lā- \
plural billets-doux\ ˌbi-​lē-​ˈdü(z) How to pronounce billet-doux (audio) , ˌbi-​(ˌ)lā-​ \

Definition of billet-doux

: a love letter

First Known Use of billet-doux

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for billet-doux

French billet doux, literally, sweet letter

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“Billet-doux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billet-doux. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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