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frou·froualso 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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1. a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women
[C19: from French, of imitative origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. -frous.
1. frilly decoration.
2. a rustling, as of a woman's dress.
[1865–70; < French]
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