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trop

[troh]
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adverb French.
  1. too; too much or too many.

trop-

  1. variant of tropo- before a vowel: tropism.

trop.

  1. tropic.
  2. tropical.

de trop

[duh troh]
adjective
  1. too much; too many.
  2. in the way; not wanted.

Origin of de trop

Borrowed into English from French around 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for trop

Historical Examples

  • He had committed the worst offence in our profession, trop de zele.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Just so; they rid the country of the trop plein, and prevent a redundant population.

    Economic Sophisms

    Frederic Bastiat

  • When September came on, James found the air on the castle-hill "trop vif."

    Odd Bits of History

    Henry W. Wolff

  • She tid have a trop too moch sometimes, put nefer forcot herself.

    Resurrection

    Leo Tolstoy

  • It was, as he had said to Mrs. Moreen in Venice, trop fort—everything was trop fort.

    The Pupil

    Henry James


British Dictionary definitions for trop

de trop

adjective
  1. (postpositive) not wanted; in the way; superfluous

Word Origin

literally: of too much
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trop in Medicine

trop-

pref.
  1. Variant oftropo-

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