One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Sullen or shy in company.‘how farouche you are—I refuse to stay and talk to you any longer’
- ‘They were farouche, romantic characters riding arrogantly through the gardens on their massive elephants.’
- ‘I once said that Jonny was farouche, which he's never forgotten, but he was less so today, despite one of the conceits of the production being that Iago is conjuring the whole thing.’
Mid 18th century: from French, alteration of Old French forache, based on Latin foras ‘out of doors’.
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