laissez-passer

noun
lais·​sez-pas·​ser | \ ˌle-ˌsā-ˌpa-ˈsā How to pronounce laissez-passer (audio) , ˌlā-, -ˌzā- \

Definition of laissez-passer

First Known Use of laissez-passer

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laissez-passer

French, from laissez passer let (someone) pass

Learn More About laissez-passer

Time Traveler for laissez-passer

Time Traveler

The first known use of laissez-passer was in 1914

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near laissez-passer

laissez-faireism

laissez-passer

lait

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for laissez-passer

Cite this Entry

“Laissez-passer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laissez-passer. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!