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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bête noireˌbeɪt ˈnwɑr; ˌbeɪt ˈnwɑrz(n.)(pl.)bêtes noires

  1. a person or thing esp. disliked or dreaded.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of bêtenoire:

1835–45; < F: lit., black beast


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