embarras etymology

French word embarras comes from Spanish embarazar, and later French embarrasser ((transitive) clutter; block (up). (transitive) embarrass.)

Detailed word origin of embarras

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
embarazar Spanish (spa) (reflexive) to become pregnant. (transitive) to impregnate, make pregnant. (transitive) to incommode, annoy.
embarrasser French (fra) (transitive) clutter; block (up). (transitive) embarrass.
embarras French (fra) Embarrassment. Lack of money. Obstacle, hinderance.

Words with the same origin as embarras

Descendants of embarazar