Definition of affaire in English:

affaire

(also affaire de cœur, affaire du cœur)

noun

  • A love affair.

    • ‘In Libya, people put ice in their drinks, had houseboys and conducted affaires.’
    • ‘Well, at least I keep my private affaires to myself mostly.’
    • ‘I tried to act utterly cool and nonplussed by the whole affaire de Madamoiselle A.’
    relationship, love affair, romance, fling, flirtation, dalliance, liaison, entanglement, romantic entanglement, involvement, attachment, affair of the heart, intrigue
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Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally affair (of the heart).

Pronunciation:

affaire

/aˈfɛː/

Definition of affairé in English:

affairé

adjective

  • Busy; involved.

    • ‘These pressures of one thing and another make me feel very affairé. I cannot imagine myself looking at Christmas shops.’
    • ‘Much later he passed again and casually left a loaf of bread inside the barn door, stayed not for idle gossip but briskly, looking very "affairé", disappeared around the corner.’

Origin

French, from affaire, from à to + faire do.

Pronunciation:

affairé

/aˈfɛːreɪ/