ménage

[mey-nahzh; French mey-nazh]
noun, plural ménages [mey-nah-zhiz; French mey-nazh] .
1.
a domestic establishment; household.
Also, menage.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < FrenchVulgar Latin *mansiōnāticum. See mansion, -age

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ménage (meɪˈnɑːʒ, French menaʒ)
 
n
the persons of a household
 
[C17: from French, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāticum (unattested) household; see mansion]

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menage
1690s, "management of a household, domestic establishment," from Fr. ménage, from O.Fr. manaige "household, family dwelling," from V.L. *mansionaticum "household, that which pertains to a house," from L. mansionem "dwelling" (see mansion). Now generally used in suggestive
borrowed phrase ménage à trois (1891), lit. "household of three." Borrowed earlier as mayngnage, maynage and in the sense "members of a household, a man's household" (c.1300).
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Example sentences
So the film strains credulity by tossing in every imaginable friendship or fit of jealousy that this menage can hold.
It indicates that a menage a trois can work reasonably well.
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