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n. pl. é·tuis (ā-twēz′)
A small, usually ornamental case for holding articles such as needles.
[French, from Old French estui, prison, from estuier, to guard, from Vulgar Latin *estudiāre, to treat carefully, from Latin studium, study; see study.]
n, pl étuis
(Clothing & Fashion) a small usually ornamented case for holding needles, cosmetics, or other small articles
[C17: from French, from Old French estuier to enclose; see tweezers]
e•tui(eɪˈtwi, ˈɛt wi)
n., pl. e•tuis.
a small, often decorative case, esp. one for needles, toilet articles, or the like.
[1605–15; < French étui, Old French estui holder, n. derivative of estuier to keep < Vulgar Latin *studiāre to treat with care]