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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MÉNAGE

I can sit on any horse, but I have had no opportunity of learning the menage.

Did you ever hear of anything so absurd as Leonora presiding over a missionary's menage?

Let Mills (I see you have him still) call on me to-morrow about your menage.

Menage was younger, and aspired to be a man of the world as well as a savant.

Lucilla, as Jeckie well knew, had long been top dog in the Grice menage.

Menage quotes Suetonius, that Caligula was potionatus by his wife.

He then showed us a stable of brave horses, with his menage and cavalerizzo.

This "menage" at Beaulieu oppressed him, and he hated the place.

You see, I am not quite sure what the immediate future of this menage is going to be.

What right had Dan to reveal the secrets of our menage to this chit of a school-girl?

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "management of a household, domestic establishment," from French ménage, from Old French manage "household, family dwelling" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *mansionaticum "household, that which pertains to a house," from Latin mansionem "dwelling" (see mansion). Now generally used in suggestive borrowed phrase ménage à trois (1891), literally "household of three." Borrowed earlier as mayngnage, maynage and in the sense "members of a household, a man's household" (c.1300); but this was obsolete by c.1500.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MÉNAGE

extended family

nounparents, children, and relatives
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