Meaning of manque*

manque

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

man•qué

Pronunciation: (mäng-kā' Fr. män-kā'), [key]
— adj.
  1. 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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