dépaysé

adjective
dé·​pay·​sé | \ ¦dā(ˌ)pā¦zā \

Definition of dépaysé

: situated in unfamiliar surroundings : being out of one's element : displaced, astray lived in hope of being instructed to drive me to Biarritz, where among the other hired-car chauffeurs … he would feel less dépaysé— A. J. Liebling

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History and Etymology for dépaysé

French, from past participle of dépayser to remove (a person) from his element, from Old French despaisier to exile, from des- de- + pais region, country, from Medieval Latin pagensis of a region, from Latin pagus region, district, village + -ensis -ese

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“Dépaysé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%C3%A9pays%C3%A9. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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