douceur

douceur

[doo-sur; French doo-sœr]
noun, plural douceurs [doo-surz; French doo-sœr] .
1.
a gratuity; tip.
2.
a conciliatory gift or bribe.
3.
Archaic. sweetness or agreeableness.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French: sweetness < Late Latin dulcor, with initial syllable reshaped under influence of French doux, douce; see douce, -eur

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douceur (duːˈsɜː, French dusœr)
 
n
1.  a gratuity, tip, or bribe
2.  sweetness
 
[C17: from French, from Late Latin dulcor, from Latin dulcis sweet]

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