pour·​boire pu̇r-ˈbwär How to pronounce pourboire (audio)

Word History


French, from pour boire for drinking

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pourboire was in 1788

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“Pourboire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pourboire. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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