World English Dictionary
vive (viːv)
long live; up with (a specified person or thing)
[from French]

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Word Origin & History

1594 (in vive le roi), from Fr., lit. "long live ______;" Fr. equivalent of viva (q.v.). Jocular phrase vive la différence in ref. to the difference between men and women is recorded from 1963. Also in vive la bagatelle, lit. "long live nonsense," denoting a carefree attitude to life.
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