- an outfit of clothing, household linen, etc., for a bride.
Origin of trousseau
Examples from the Web for trousseau
It was said that twenty working-girls were engaged day and night upon the trousseau.The Dream
So Linda realized that Mary Louise had been told about the trousseau.Her Father's Daughter
Such expenditure, when you have just been preaching economy on my trousseau!The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
They consulted a long time over the trousseau that should be given to her.
"But we will not discuss my trousseau just yet," she observed, blushing.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient</p>
Rosa Nouchette Carey
- the clothes, linen, etc, collected by a bride for her marriage
Word Origin and History for trousseau
1817, from French trousseau, originally "a bundle," diminutive of Old French trousse "bundle" (see truss). Italicized as foreign at first, nativized by 1833. The Old French form was borrowed into Middle English early 13c., but it fell from use.