se tenant

adjective

se te·​nant sə-ˈte-nənt How to pronounce se tenant (audio)
sē-;
ˌse-tə-ˈnäⁿ
of postage stamps
: joined together as in the original sheet but differing in design, overprint, color, or perforation

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, holding one another

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of se tenant was circa 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Se tenant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/se%20tenant. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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