Definition of mal vu in US English:

mal vu

(also mal vue)

adjective

  • Held in low esteem, looked down upon.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Howard Sturgis (1855–1920). From French mal vu from mal + vu, past participle of voir to see.

Pronunciation

mal vu

/ˌmal ˈvuː/