Definition of “en passant” - English Dictionary

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“en passant” in British English

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en passantadverb

uk /ˌɒ̃ ˈpæs.ɒ̃/ us /ˌɑ̃ː pæsˈɑ̃ː/ formal

French for 'in passing': if you say something en passant, you mention it quickly while talking about something else:

She mentioned, en passant, that she'd been in L.A. the previous week.

(Definition of “en passant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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