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manque



Pronunciation: (mänk), [key]
n. French.
the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette. Cf. passe.

man•qué



Pronunciation: (mäng-kā'; Fr. män-kā'), [key]
adj.
having failed, missed, or fallen short, esp. because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively): a poet manqué who never produced a single book of verse.

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