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nounplural noun mots/mō(z)/
short for bon mot
‘One of his mots appears on several quotation sites: ‘Some of the waiters discuss the menu with you as if they were sharing wisdom picked up in the Himalayas.’’
- ‘But those mots are just the icing on what is essentially a very rich, very filling, very addictive, gooey chocolate cake of a thriller.’
- ‘The prose is of a rare stateliness and intelligence, studded with clever, sometimes almost epigrammatic mots.’
- ‘Indeed, the oft-repeated mot that ‘Israel has more curators than artists’ points to a serious quandary.’
- ‘And, notwithstanding Santayana's too-often repeated mot about forgetfulness and history repeating, it is sometimes possible to see in such repetition not error or futility but constancy.’
A girl or young woman, especially a man's girlfriend.
girlfriend, girl, partner, significant other
- ‘Chrissie, Frank's mot, started flinging things down at them from the bedroom window’
Mid 16th century of unknown origin.
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