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    Hello All,

    Is the word "rendezvous " English Origin?

    Thank you,
    Titus Andrews

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    Re: Word usage

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    Hello All,

    Is the word "rendezvous " English Origin?

    Thank you,
    Titus Andrews
    No, French from 'rendez-vous!' which means 'show yourself!' (unless someone's got a better translation?).

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    Re: Word usage

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    Thanks for your reply!

    But I find the synonyms for this word as something that refers to a meeting or appointment or a gathering.

    Any thoughts?
    Yeah, I was just explaining the origin of the word - a noun in English, an imperative+pronoun in French. I have, however, no idea of the process by which this transformation happened.

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