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.

Origin of froufrou

1865–70; < French; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of froufrou

  • Their flash and trash made sense in LA—hulking hairdos, blinding bling, chichi couture, froufrou wheels, rococoocoo estates, etc.

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Historical Examples of froufrou

British Dictionary definitions for froufrou



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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