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concours

[French kawn-koor; English kong-koo r] /French kɔ̃ˈkur; English kɒŋˈkʊər/
noun, plural concours
[French kawn-koor; English kong-koo rz] /French kɔ̃ˈkur; English kɒŋˈkʊərz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a public contest or competition.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < French, Old French; see concourse
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concours
from Fr., "assemblage of things brounght together," also "contest" (see concourse). Usually in Eng. in concours d'elegance.
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