Definition of nostalgie de la boue in English:

nostalgie de la boue

Pronunciation /ˌnästälˌ(d)ZHē də lə ˈbo͞o/ /ˌnɑstɑlˌ(d)ʒi də lə ˈbu/

noun

  • A desire for degradation and depravity.

    ‘This nostalgie de la boue can only be a generational thing.’
    • ‘Why he was so severely afflicted with this nostalgie de la boue remains something of a mystery, like much else in his impenetrable private life.’

Origin

French, literally ‘mud nostalgia’.