froufrou

[ froo-froo ]
/ ˈfruˌfru /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. frotteur,
  2. frou-frou,
  3. froude,
  4. froude number,
  5. froude, james anthony,
  6. frounce,
  7. frousy,
  8. frouzy,
  9. frow,
  10. froward

Origin of froufrou

1865–70; < French; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for froufrou

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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