Souffre-douleur

What is Souffre-douleur?

Souffre-douleur definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
1845, French, literally “suffer sorrow;” one who is in a subservient position and must listen to or share another’s troubles, specifically “a woman who acts as a paid companion to an older woman.”

 

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