Etymology of marre

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by macta123, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. macta123 Senior Member


    Do you have any idea about the etymology of Marre in - J'en ai marre!

    Does it originate from the verb marrer = to have a good laugh.

    Real meaning is : To be sick of/fed up of (That I know!)
    Is it figuratively like -> One is having cramps in the stomach listening to someone stupid talks/seeing someone's stupid action (By laughing a lot)
  2. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

    France, French
    Bonjour Macta,

    Marre is not a noun here, it is an adverb that is not connected to the verb se marrer.

    I suggest you to search in our Trésor: le TLFi with the adverb marre. You will get all relevant info (for copyright infringement reasons, I cannot copy/paste the whole entry, it would be too long. :) ).

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