cul-de-sac

noun
\ˈkəl-di-ˌsak, ˈku̇l-;ˌkəl-di-ˈsak, ˌku̇l-\
plural culs-de-sac\ˈkəl(z)-di-ˌsak, ˈku̇l(z)-; ˌkəl(z)-di-ˈsak, ˌku̇l(z)- \ also cul-de-sacs\ˈkəl-di-ˌsaks, ˈku̇l-; ˌkəl-di-ˈsaks, ˌku̇l- \

Definition of cul-de-sac 

1 : a blind diverticulum or pouch

2 : a street or passage closed at one end Our house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac.

3 : blind alley If your job is a cul-de-sac, you have to quit or accept the fact that your career is over.— Seth Godin

First Known Use of cul-de-sac

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cul-de-sac

French, literally, bottom of the bag

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cul-de-sac

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English Language Learners Definition of cul-de-sac

: a street that is designed to connect to another street only at one end

cul-de-sac

noun
\ˈkəl-di-ˌsak, ˈku̇l-; ˌkəl-di-ˈ, ˌku̇l- \
plural culs-de-sac\ˈkəl(z)-, ˈku̇l(z)-, ˌkəl(z)-, ˌku̇l(z)- \ also cul-de-sacs\-ˌsaks, -ˈsaks \

Medical Definition of cul-de-sac 

1 : a blind diverticulum or pouch also : the closed end of such a pouch

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