Sep 12, 2006

Rapid Rhetoric: RECHAUFFE

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

rechauffe - (ray-shoh-FAY) n. a warmed, leftover dish of food, or anything that has been rehashed or reworked.

The word is of French origin, and is the past participle of the verb rechauffer ("to reheat"). Sharp readers will also recognize that the root word - chauffe - is also shared by the English word "chafe."


Roland Hansen said...

Pass the rechauffe, please.

microdot said...

The word is exactly the same in French with the same meaning. The only difference is that the e's
have l'accent aigu, the little left oriented comma like thing over them that I can't make with my English keyboard that signifes that the e is pronounced ay.