pis aller

pis al·​ler | \ ˌpē-za-ˈlā How to pronounce pis aller (audio) \
plural pis allers\ ˌpē-​za-​ˈlā(z) How to pronounce pis allers (audio) \

Definition of pis aller

: a last resource or device

First Known Use of pis aller

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pis aller

French, literally, to go worst

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