Hors d’œuvre

Some more French words and expressions commonly used in English:

Gauche   left, awkward
Tactless, lacking social grace

Genre   type
Used mostly in art and film – I really like this genre

Haute couture   high sewing
High-class, fancy, expensive clothing

Haute cuisine   high cuisine
High-class, fancy, expensive cooking or food

Hors d’œuvre   outside of work
An appetizer.

Œuvre here refers to the main work (course), so hors d’œuvre means something besides the main course.

Also: Faux Pas


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