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[mahnk] /mɑ̃k/

noun, French.
the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette.
[mahng-key; French mahn-key] /mɑŋˈkeɪ; French mɑ̃ˈkeɪ/
having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively):
a poet manqué who never produced a single book of verse.
/mɑ̃ke; English ˈmɒŋkeɪ/
(postpositive) unfulfilled; potential; would-be: the manager is an actor manqué

1778, from French manqué (fem. manquée), past participle of manquer “to miss, be lacking” (16c.), from Italian mancare, from manco, from Latin mancus “maimed, defective,” from PIE *man-ko- “maimed in the hand,” from root *man- “hand” (see manual (adj.)).


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