rue bargain

noun

Definition of rue bargain

1 dialectal, British : a bargain that one regrets
2 dialectal, British : a forfeit (as of money) given for withdrawing from an agreement

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First Known Use of rue bargain

circa 1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rue bargain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rue%20bargain. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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