plural dedans
: an open gallery that is one of the winning openings placed at the service end of the court in court tennis
: the spectators at a court-tennis match

Word History


French, literally, interior, from Middle French, from dedans, adverb & preposition, within, in, from Old French dedenz, from de of, from (from Latin, from, away) + denz within, in, from Late Latin deintus, from Latin de from, away + intus within, in; akin to Greek entos within, in, Sanskrit antas tya intestines; derivative from a prehistoric Indo-European word represented by Latin in

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“Dedans.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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