cabotinage

noun cab·o·ti·nage \¦kabətə̇¦näzh\

Definition of cabotinage

plural

cabotinages

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  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1894


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