cabotinage

noun cab·o·ti·nage \ ¦kabətə̇¦näzh \

Definition of cabotinage

plural cabotinages \"\
:behavior befitting a second-rate actor :obvious playing to the audience :theatricality

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Origin and Etymology of cabotinage

French, from cabotin strolling actor, charlatan (from Cabotin, 17th century French actor) + -age


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