The Motor Cycle Au Pair Boy (p2wy) wrote in sophistiques,
The Motor Cycle Au Pair Boy

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ADJECTIVE:Unfulfilled or frustrated in the realization of one's ambitions or capabilities: an artist manqué; a writer manqué.
ETYMOLOGY: French, from past participle of manquer, to fail, from Old French, from Old Italian mancare, from manco, lacking, from Latin mancus, maimed, infirm.

A lifesansvanilla word...Had the opportunity to play this word tonight in Scrabble, but alas I couldn't as the E on the board already had an S following. I think I'll start using this word more in conversation.
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