cafard

noun
ca·​fard | \kȧfȧr\
plural -s

Definition of cafard 

: severe depression or apathy used especially of white people in the tropics

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First Known Use of cafard

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cafard

French, literally, cockroach, from Middle French, cockroach, hypocrite, modification of Arabic kāfir infidel

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