Monday, June 20, 2011

Word of the Week: ROUÉ


1. A man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure
2. A dissolute man in fashionable society

"Girls run off with bad boys all the time, always have and always will. But in the past, when deemed press-worthy, he was likely a notorious roué or dangerous musician, not a dropout trying to muster enough gumption for a GED."
-From an article by Bridget Foley in Women's Wear Daily, July 16, 2010

Origin: French

First Known Use: 1800

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