- 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 trouped
- 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 trouped
1825, "company, band," from French troupe, from Middle French troupe "company" (see troop).
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