bor·​de·​reau ˌbȯr-də-ˈrō How to pronounce bordereau (audio)
plural bordereaux ˌbȯr-də-ˈrō(z) How to pronounce bordereau (audio)
: a detailed note or memorandum of account
especially : one containing an enumeration of documents

Word History


French, from Middle French bordrel, probably from bord border, from Old French bort — more at border

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bordereau was circa 1858

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“Bordereau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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