etui

or e·twee

[ ey-twee, et-wee ]
/ eɪˈtwi, ˈɛt wi /

noun, plural e·tuis.

a small, often decorative case, especially one for needles, toilet articles, or the like.

Origin of etui

1605–15; < French étui, Old French estui holder, noun derivative of estuier to keep < Vulgar Latin *studiāre to treat with care
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British Dictionary definitions for etwee

étui

/ (ɛˈtwiː) /

noun plural étuis

a small usually ornamented case for holding needles, cosmetics, or other small articles

Word Origin for étui

C17: from French, from Old French estuier to enclose; see tweezers
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