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  1. a company, band, or group of singers, actors, or other performers, especially one that travels about.
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verb (used without object), trouped, troup·ing.
  1. to travel as a member of a theatrical company; barnstorm.
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Origin of troupe

1815–25, Americanism; < French: troop
Can be confusedtroop troupe (see synonym study at troop)

Synonym study

1. See troop.
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Examples from the Web for trouped

Historical Examples

  • They all trouped after her, Palit and Manto bringing up the rear.

    The Hunters

    William Morrison

  • The men turned about and trouped back to the dinghies, while Captain Blizzard stayed behind a moment to speak to Chris.

    Mr. Wicker's Window

    Carley Dawson

British Dictionary definitions for trouped


  1. a company of actors or other performers, esp one that travels
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  1. (intr) (esp of actors) to move or travel in a group
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Word Origin

C19: from French; see troop
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Word Origin and History for trouped



1825, "company, band," from French troupe, from Middle French troupe "company" (see troop).

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