vers de socié


vers de so·​ci·​é·​té ˌver-də-ˌsō-sē-ə-ˈtā How to pronounce vers de société (audio)
: witty and typically ironic light verse

Word History


borrowed from French, literally, "society verse"

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vers de société was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Vers de société.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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