malpropre etymology

French word malpropre comes from French propre, French mal-

Detailed word origin of malpropre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
propre French (fra) (before a noun) own. (followed by the preposition à) proper to, specific to, particular to. (mathematics) eigen-. Clean. House-trained.
mal- French (fra) Badly; wrongly. Denotes the opposite of the unprefixed form.
malpropre French (fra) Unclean.

Words with the same origin as malpropre

Descendants of mal-
maladresse maladroit malaise malcommode malentendu malfaisant malfamé malfaçon malfaçonné malhabile malheureux malhonnête malhonnêtement malhonnêteté malingre malnutrition malodorant malpoli malsonnant maltraiter malvoyant