faute de mieux

adverb \ ˌfōt-də-ˈmyər , -ˈmyə , -ˈmyœ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

Origin and Etymology of faute de mieux

French


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