noun de·dans \dəˈdäⁿ\

Definition of dedans



  1. 1 :  an open gallery that is one of the winning openings placed at the service end of the court in court tennis

  2. 2 :  the spectators at a court-tennis match

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Origin and Etymology of dedans

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 — more at de-, in

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to cast off or become cast off

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