vendue

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noun ven·due \ˈven-ˌdü, ˈvän-, ˈfen-, -ˌdyü; ven-ˈdü, vän-ˈdü\

Definition of vendue

  1. :  a public sale at auction

Origin and Etymology of vendue

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

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