- 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
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Examples from the Web for froufrou
Their flash and trash made sense in LA—hulking hairdos, blinding bling, chichi couture, froufrou wheels, rococoocoo estates, etc.What I Saw at the Revolution
February 11, 2009
The sob of the saxophone came through the window near by, the froufrou of the dancers made a soft susurration faintly audible.Maw's Vacation
Nothing so tear-compelling as the final act of Froufrou had been seen on the stage for half a century or more.
The death of Froufrou was a watery sight, and for any chance to weep we are many of us grateful.
The performance only began at three, and finished at half-past six o'clock; we started again at eight with Froufrou.My Double Life
- a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress
- elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women
C19: from French, of imitative origin