One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly in representations of French speech: magnificent, excellent, splendid. Frequently used (especially for emphasis or ironically) as interjection.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Tobias Smollett (1721–1771), writer. From French magnifique magnific.
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