Definition of mal du pays in English:

mal du pays

noun

  • Homesickness; (also) the prevalent illness of a country or region (rare).

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Philip Thicknesse (1719–1792), travel writer. From French mal du pays homesickness from mal + du of the + pays country.

Pronunciation

mal du pays

/ˌmal duː ˈpeɪ/