Definition of etui in English:


Syllabification: e·tui
Pronunciation: /āˈtwē

noun (plural etuis)

A small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles.
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  • Each component had its place in an attractive container, be it a pocket-sized silver case, a leather-covered etui, a wooden box, or a mahogany chest.


early 17th century: from French étui, from Old French estui 'prison', from estuier 'shut up, keep'. Compare with tweezers.

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