brise-bise

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 3 Mar. 2024.

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