faute de mieux

adverb
\ ˌfōt-də-ˈmyər How to pronounce faute de mieux (audio) , -ˈmyə, -ˈmyœ How to pronounce faute de mieux (audio) \

Definition of faute de mieux

: for lack of something better or more desirable sherry made him dopey but he drank it faute de mieux— F. T. Marsh

First Known Use of faute de mieux

1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faute de mieux

French

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“Faute de mieux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faute%20de%20mieux. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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