brise-bise

noun
\ ˈbrēzˌbēz \

Definition of brise-bise

: a half curtain for the lower part of a window brise-bise curtains in the kitchen

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History and Etymology for brise-bise

French, literally, windbreaker, from briser to break + bise north wind

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“Brise-bise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brise-bise. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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