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frou-frou

or frou·frou

[ froo-froo ]
/ ˈfruˌfru /
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noun

elaborate decoration, as frills, ribbons, or ruffles, especially on women's clothing.
elaborate detail.
a rustling, particularly the rustling of silk, as in a woman's dress.

adjective

elaborately decorated; fussy: frou-frou bedroom decor.
having elaborate detail: We laughed at all the frou-frou descriptions on the menu.

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Origin of frou-frou

First recorded in 1865–70; from French; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for frou-frou

froufrou
/ (ˈfruːˌfruː) /

noun

a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress
elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women

Word Origin for froufrou

C19: from French, of imitative origin
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