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Definition of bête noire noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bête noire

NAmE//ˌbɛt ˈnwɑr//
, NAmE//ˌbeɪtˈnwɑr//
(pl. bêtes noires
NAmE//ˌbɛt ˈnwɑrz//
, NAmE//ˌbeɪtˈnwɑrz//
(from French)
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a person or thing that particularly annoys you and that you do not like
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bête noire