Douceur: a financial inducement; a bribe.

Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share douceur with you because, in a strange way, its meaning is very literal. Etymologically, this word means ‘sweetness’ in French, and, of course, a bribe can be thought of as a sweetener.

Here’s an example of it in use:

‘Who do I need to give a douceur to around here to get things moving?’ I asked. ‘A what now?’ the others replied. Clearly, there was a language barrier.

What can you do with this word? Show us how you’d use this creatively in the comments below…

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