Coup-de-foudre



[kooduh foo-druh] /kudə ˈfu drə/

noun, plural coups de foudre
[kooduh foo-druh] /kudə ˈfu drə/ (Show IPA). French.
1.
a thunderbolt.
2.
love at first sight.
/ku də fudrə/
noun (pl) coups de foudre (ku də fudrə)
1.
a sudden and amazing action or event
noun

any sudden unforeseen event
Word Origin

F. lit. stroke of lightning
Usage Note

pl coups de foudre
n.

1779, from French coup de foudre, literally “stroke of lightning,” also “love at first sight” (see coup).

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