retroussé


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re·trous·sé

 (rə-tro͞o-sā′, rĕt′ro͞o-)
adj.
Turned up at the end. Used of the nose.

[French, past participle of retrousser, to turn back, from Old French : re-, re- + torser, trousser, to tie in a bundle (probably from Vulgar Latin *torsāre, from *torsus, twisted, variant of Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist; see torque1).]

retroussé

(rəˈtruːseɪ; French rətruse)
adj
(Anatomy) (of a nose) turned up
[C19: from French retrousser to tuck up; see truss]

ret•rous•sé

(ˌrɛ truˈseɪ, rə-)

adj.
(esp. of the nose) turned up.
[1830–40; < French, past participle of retrousser, Middle French, =re- re- + trousser to turn, tuck up]

retroussé

A French word meaning tucked up, used to describe a nose that turns up at the end.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retroussé - (used of noses) turned up at the endretrousse - (used of noses) turned up at the end; "a retrousse nose"; "a small upturned nose"
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
Translations

retroussé

[rəˈtruːseɪ] ADJ retroussé nosenariz f respingona
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