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

1865–70; < French; imitative
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  1. a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress
  2. elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women
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Word Origin

C19: from French, of imitative origin
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