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boutade

/buːˈtɑːd/
noun
1.
an outburst; sally
Word Origin
C17: from French, from bouter to thrust
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  • He knew perfectly that I recommended nothing of the sort, and he must have been very angry to indulge in this boutade.

    The Path Of Duty Henry James

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