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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Definitions for tete-a-tete

  1. Private; confidential; familiar.
  2. A private conversation between two people.
  3. A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.

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Citations for tete-a-tete
Once you have a couple of offers in hand, ask the boss for a tete-a-tete. Michelle Cottle, New York Times
George Adamski, a penny-ante guru already in the flying saucer business, lecturing on the subject and selling his own UFO photos, had his first tete-a-tete with a Venusian named Orthon, who explained by dumb show and telepathy that his saucer was powered by Earth's magnetism. Thomas M. Disch, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of
Origin of tete-a-tete
1690-1700
Tete-a-tete comes from the French, literally "head-to-head."