illettré etymology

French word illettré comes from French il-, French lettré (Literate person Literate. Well-versed.)

Detailed word origin of illettré

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
il- French (fra)
lettré French (fra) Literate person Literate. Well-versed.
illettré French (fra) Illiterate (someone who cannot read or write) (dated) uncultured; lacking literary culture. Illiterate; analphabetic.