Origin: Fr, earlier vau-de-vire, after Vau-de-Vire, the valley of the Vire (in Normandy), famous for light, convivial songs
See vaudeville in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , alteration of Old French vaudevire, occasional or topical light popular song
Origin: , possibly short for chanson du Vau de Vire, song of Vau de Vire, a valley of northwest France
Origin: , or perhaps dialectal vauder, to go
Origin: + virer, to turn; see veer1.
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