marotte

noun

ma·​rotte
məˈrät
plural -s
1
archaic : bauble sense 2
2
: a pet idea or notion
it is a marotte of mine with which I will not trouble youVictoria Sackville-West

Word History

Etymology

French, from Middle French, holy image, doll, diminutive of the name Marie (Mary)

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“Marotte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marotte. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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