trousseau

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trous·seau

 (tro͞o′sō, tro͞o-sō′)
n. pl. trous·seaux (-sōz, -sōz′) or trous·seaus
The possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of trousse, bundle; see truss.]

trousseau

(ˈtruːsəʊ)
n, pl -seaux or -seaus (-səʊz)
the clothes, linen, etc, collected by a bride for her marriage
[C19: from Old French, literally: a little bundle, from trusse a bundle; see truss]

trous•seau

(ˈtru soʊ, truˈsoʊ)

n., pl. -seaux (-soʊz, -ˈsoʊz) -seaus.
an outfit of clothing, household linen, etc., for a bride.
[1175–1225; < French; Middle French troussel=trousse parcel, bundle (of straw, etc.), n. derivative of tro(u)sser to fasten (see truss) + -el diminutive suffix (see -elle)]

trousseau

- The French diminutive of truss or bundle—the thing that tramps or runaways carry tied to a stick over their shoulders.
See also related terms for shoulder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trousseau - the personal outfit of a bridetrousseau - the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens
getup, outfit, rig, turnout - a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
Translations

trousseau

[ˈtruːsəʊ] N (trousseaus, trousseaux (pl)) [ˈtruːsəʊz]ajuar m

trousseau

[ˈtruːsəʊ] [trousseaux] (pl) [trousseaus] (pl) [ˈtruːsəʊz] ntrousseau m

trousseau

nAussteuer f

trousseau

[ˈtruːsəʊ] ncorredo da sposa
References in classic literature ?
"Will there really be a trousseau and all that?" Levin thought with horror.
Natasha's trousseau had to be ordered and the house sold.
Stephen Guest, with a post-marital trousseau , and all the advantages possessed even by the most unwelcome wife of an only son, public opinion, which at St.
Now and then one caught a glisten of tears through a widow's veil, and the little bride, dressed quietly in grey, talked with the usual nervous gaiety to her girl friends, and made the usual whispered confidences about her trousseau. The father, in occasional conversation with one and another, appeared to be avoiding the subject with the usual self-conscious solemnity, and occasionally he looked, somewhat anxiously, I thought, towards the church door.
Some looked forward to the glories of a banker's daughter's trousseau,--we all understood that our PRICE would be too high for any of the old nobility,--while some even fancied that the happiness of traveling in company was reserved for us before we should be called regularly to enter on the duties of life.
Harmon has been talking about your trousseau. She admits it's as nice as Jane's, although she says Jane married a millionaire and you are only marrying a
"Behold, my burial trousseau. Thus I shall wed the dust."
Welland condoned her truancy, having that very morning won her over to the necessity of a long engagement, with time to prepare a hand-embroidered trousseau containing the proper number of dozens.