Other Word Forms of Effrontery
Origin of Effrontery
French effronterie from effronté shameless from Old French esfronte from Vulgar Latin effrontātus alteration of Late Latin effrōns effront- ex- ex- frōns front- front, forehead
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From late 17th century French effronterie, from effronté (“shameless, insolent”), from Old French esfronté, from Vulgar Latin *exfrontātus, from Latin exfrōns (“barefaced”), from the prefix ex- (“from”) + frōns (“forehead”).
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