ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,


recherche, adj.  sought out with care; lavishly elegant and refined.

Etymology:  stolen directly from the French recherché, "carefully sought out". 
À la Recherche du Temps Perdu ("Remembrance of Things Past") is a novel by Marcel Proust. 
A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu is a collection from Andy Warhol.

In English, the word was used in the 19th century to denote obscure elegance.
Tags: adjective, french, r, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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