coup de foudre

noun coup de fou·dre \¦küdə¦füdr(ə), -d(rə)\

Definition of coup de foudre


coups de foudre

  1. :  an astonishing occurrence; especially :  overwhelming love at first sight

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Origin and Etymology of coup de foudre

French, literally, clap of thunder

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a brief usually trivial fact

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