- a company, band, or group of singers, actors, or other performers, especially one that travels about.
- to travel as a member of a theatrical company; barnstorm.
Origin of troupe
1815–25, Americanism; < French: troop
1. See troop.
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Examples from the Web for troupe
It was dark and somewhat stuffy, and it was “home” to a troupe of six.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
August 24, 2014
The troupe stages the critically acclaimed Being Harold Pinter, a play about helpless characters with a KGB-esque twist.
Little wonder, then, that the troupe goes to extreme lengths to keep their plays covert.
Others took a moment to snap photos with Razzie troupe members.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films
March 2, 2014
He would perform comedy sketches with his troupe around campus.Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a. King Bach, Is the King of Vine—And Comedy’s Next Big Thing
August 29, 2013
She was expectin' to go with some troupe or other, but she never 'as.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
M. Binet did not appear to be in favour with his troupe that night.
It's a sort of last will and testament in favour of the troupe.
When Prue announced the make-up of her troupe there was a cyclone in her own home.In a Little Town
His good spirits frisked about the table like a troupe of frolicsome puppies.Erik Dorn
- a company of actors or other performers, esp one that travels
- (intr) (esp of actors) to move or travel in a group
C19: from French; see troop
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Word Origin and History for troupe
1825, "company, band," from French troupe, from Middle French troupe "company" (see troop).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper