Definition of perdu in US English:

perdu

(also perdue)

adjective

  • 1In extended use: placed in an extremely hazardous position or situation; (of a case or situation) desperate; lost. Now rare.

  • 2Of people.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From Middle French perdu lost, perished (980 in Old French; French perdu, feminine perdue), past participle of perdre from classical Latin perdere; chiefly after Middle French, French sentinelle perdue.

Pronunciation

perdu

/pəːˈdjuː/