vendue

noun
ven·​due | \ ˈven-ˌdü How to pronounce vendue (audio) , ˈvän-, ˈfen- How to pronounce vendue (audio) , -ˌdyü; ven-ˈdü, vän-ˈdü \

Definition of vendue

: a public sale at auction

First Known Use of vendue

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Vendue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vendue. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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