bordereau

noun

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

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near bordereau

Cite this Entry

“Bordereau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bordereau. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

More from Merriam-Webster on bordereau

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ