Word of the Day: Mesalliance

Mésalliance

Say It: \ˌmā-ˌzal-ˈyäⁿs/

Part of Speech: noun

Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): a marriage with a person of inferior social position.

Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “So Lady Rose MacClare is a mésalliance.” -Dowager Countess Crawley in “Episode Eight” Downton Abbey Season Five.

Origin: French, first used in 1782.

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