perdue definition

  • adjective:
    • alternate spelling of perdu.
    • Accustomed to, or utilized in, hopeless enterprises; reckless; hopeless.
  • others:
    • Lost to sight; concealed; in concealment; in ambush.
    • Being on a forlorn hope; delivered on a desperate enterprise.
  • noun:
    • A soldier serving on a forlorn hope (in French enfant perdu); a person in hopeless situation.
    • One who is morally lost or abandoned.
    • In cookery, some thing concealed or ambuscaded: same as shock.

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