mal de mer


Examples of mal de mer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lafayette referred to himself as an élève enthousiaste, and Mesmer gave him a sort of posthypnotic suggestion for preventing mal de mer during his long voyage to America, which involved clutching the mast of the ship (a plan stymied when the mast turned out to be covered with tar). Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021

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Word History



First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mal de mer was in 1778

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“Mal de mer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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