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Definition of bête noire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bête noire

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌbet ˈnwɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbet ˈnwɑːr//
 
(pl. bêtes noires
BrE BrE//ˌbet ˈnwɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbet ˈnwɑːr//
 
, also NAmE//ˌbet ˈnwɑːrz//
 
)
(from French)
 
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a person or thing that particularly annoys you and that you do not like
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bête noire