concours d'elegance


con·​cours d'e·​le·​gance (ˌ)kōⁿ-ˌku̇r-ˌdā-lā-ˈgäⁿs How to pronounce concours d'elegance (audio)
plural concours d'elegance
 or  -ˌku̇rz-ˌdā-
: a show or contest of vehicles and accessories in which the entries are judged chiefly on excellence of appearance and turnout

Word History


French concours d'élégance, literally, competition of elegance

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of concours d'elegance was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Concours d'elegance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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