Rendezvous etymology


English word rendezvous comes from French rendre, French vous, French rendez, and later French rendez-vous (Appointment. Date. Rendezvous.)

Etymology of rendezvous

Detailed word origin of rendezvous

Dictionary entry Language Definition
rendre French (fr) (reflexive) to call on (someone) (with chez). (reflexive) to make one's way (to a place), to get oneself (into a place) (with dans). (reflexive) to surrender. To give back; to return. To make. To pay (a visit). To render.
vous French (fr) (direct object pronoun) You.. (subject pronoun) You.. The plural or singular personal pronoun in the second person, at the polite form:. The plural personal pronoun in the second person:. You, to you (indirect object pronoun).
rendez French (fr)
rendez-vous French (fr) Appointment. Date. Rendezvous.
rendezvous English (en) (military) The appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.. (obsolete) Retreat, refuge.. A meeting or date.. A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet. To meet at an agreed time and place.