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also frou-frou  (fro͞o′fro͞o)
1. Fussy or showy dress or ornamentation.
2. A rustling sound, as of silk.
Fussy or showy in dress or ornamentation: "The cutesy, froufrou baby clothes of the past were tacky and foolish-looking" (Susan Gregory Thomas).

[French, of imitative origin.]
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- From French for "a rustling."
See also related terms for rustling.
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References in classic literature ?
He knew that this was Gladiator, but, with the feeling of a man turning away from the sight of another man's open letter, he turned round and went into Frou-Frou's stall.
"Frou-Frou's more nervous; he's stronger," said Vronsky, smiling at the compliment to his riding.
Frou-Frou was a beast of medium size, not altogether free from reproach, from a breeder's point of view.
"Now, Watson, the fair sex is your department," said Holmes, with a smile, when the dwindling frou-frou of skirts had ended in the slam of the front door.
I own some really fussy frilly frou-frou styles when my preference is paired down and plain, and the fit, some are far too big, others are far too small.
Tiny portions of fancy frou-frou food have their place, but when it comes to breakfast and brunch, I'm sure you will agree more is often better.
You have no patience for frou-frou; you say what's on your mind.
The frou-frou white frills meant simple black skirt was very MELISSA MCCARTHY, 48 Nominee Melissa McCarthy chose Cadburys purple for her turn on the red carpet.
Placido is a man with little use for the frou-frou excesses of foodies, someone who mocked our friend for putting pomegranate seeds in guacamole.
Clad in feathers, sequins and frou-frou, the Rocket Man is out of this world.
Clad in feathers, sequins and frou-frou, the BORG Vs MCENROE (PG) ...