Definition of ménage à quatre in English:

ménage à quatre

noun

  • A relationship or domestic arrangement in the style of a ménage à trois, but involving four people.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Oakland Tribune. From French ménage à quatre.

Pronunciation

ménage à quatre

/ˌmɛnɑːʒ ɑː ˈkatrə//məˌnɑːʒ ɑː ˈkatrə//ˌmeɪnɑːʒ ɑː ˈkatrə/