Etymology
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tete-a-tete (n.)

"a private meeting," from French tête-à-tête, literally "head-to-head," from Old French teste "head" (see tete). The adjective, "private, confidential, with none present but the persons concerned" is recorded from 1728; as an adverb from 1790.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of tete-a-tete from WordNet
1
tete-a-tete (n.)
a private conversation between two people;
tete-a-tete (n.)
small sofa that seats two people;
Synonyms: love seat / loveseat / vis-a-vis
2
tete-a-tete (adj.)
involving two persons; intimately private;
a tete-a-tete supper
Synonyms: head-to-head
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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