vendue

noun

ven·​due ˈven-ˌdü How to pronounce vendue (audio)
ˈvän-,
ˈfen- How to pronounce vendue (audio)
-ˌdyü;
ven-ˈdü,
vän-ˈdü
: a public sale at auction

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Dutch vendu, borrowed from regional French vendue, noun derivative from feminine past participle of French vendre "to sell," going back to Old French — more at vend

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vendue was in 1668

Dictionary Entries Near vendue

Cite this Entry

“Vendue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vendue. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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