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[troh] /troʊ/
adverb, French.
too; too much or too many.


variant of tropo- before a vowel:



de trop

[duh troh] /də ˈtroʊ/
too much; too many.
in the way; not wanted.
Origin of de trop
Borrowed into English from French around 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
  • You will of course draw your own conclusions, and pardon me if I am guilty of trop de zele in your service.

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • Madame de Trafford sent to meet us at Blois, but not her own horses, because they were trop vifs.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Notice the difference between this phrase and trop heureux pour devenir.

    Contes Franais Douglas Labaree Buffum
  • Votre Altesse a trop de bont, Irinas insinuating voice was heard in reply.

    Smoke Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
  • trop cruelment te voi deduire: Pechié feiz que n'en as pitié; Nuls deus fors toi ne fait pechié!

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
British Dictionary definitions for trop

de trop

/də tro/
(postpositive) not wanted; in the way; superfluous
Word Origin
literally: of too much
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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trop in Medicine

trop- pref.
Variant of tropo-.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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