Wordlover Wednesday: Billet-Doux

Todays wordlover word is…
Billet-Doux (bil-let-doux)
Noun- A love letter
Example- “Pete Hamill, journalist and novelist, loves his city and this novel is his billet-doux.”
Origin- Late 17th Century. French. Literally meaning “sweet note.”
Who knew their was a fancy word for love letter? But why complicate things? I’ll just stick to calling it what it is, thank you very much. 

8 thoughts on “Wordlover Wednesday: Billet-Doux

  1. Oh my gosh, I just can't imagine using this in a conversation LOL! x) I'm wondering whether French people are still using this in their conversation. It just sounds very romantic anyway, don't you think so? A special word for love letter! x)

    Thank you for sharing, Amanda! Love your Wordlover posts! <3

    PS: I'm sorry I haven't commented on your blog lately! I got sick. 😦

  2. I think people would look at me crazy if I tried to sneak it into a conversation, haha! That's a good question! I wonder if they still use it too. I agree it does sound very romantic!

    I'm sorry to hear you were sick! Glad your feeling better though =)

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