October 12, 2013
blasé (adjective)
\blah-ZAY\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 : apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment : world-weary2 : sophisticated, worldly-wise3 : unconcerned
How do you use it?
Nichele and Nat are pretty blasé about Disneyworld because they live only ten minutes from the park and have been there many times.
Are you a word wiz?

Which of the following do you think describes someone who could best be called "blasť"?

No matter how many Daily Buzzwords come and go, we'll never be blasť about telling you the correct answer, which today is B. As a three time champion, Jamal is becoming apathetic, or blasť, about winning the contest. "Blasť" is a French word that English speakers borrowed in the early 1800s. It's a form of the French word "blaser," meaning "to exhaust by enjoyment." Where "blaser" itself comes from no one seems to know.
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