faute de mieux


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

Word History



First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of faute de mieux was in 1766

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“Faute de mieux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faute%20de%20mieux. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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