guetapens

noun

guet·​a·​pens
¦getə¦päⁿ
plural guetapens
-äⁿ(z)
: ambush, snare, trap
a trick to lure him into some guetapensRafael Sabatini

Word History

Etymology

French guet-apens, from Middle French, from de guet apens with premeditation, alteration of de guet apensé

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“Guetapens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guetapens. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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