Definition of froufrou in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfro͞ofro͞o/


1A rustling noise made by someone walking in a dress.
1.1Frills or other ornamentation, particularly of women’s clothes: [as modifier]: a little froufrou skirt
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  • The rooms are filled with frou-frou frills, flowery saucers used as ashtrays, china figurines and over-gilded frames.
  • There's an excess of flounces and frou-frou as swirling skirts, bangles, baubles, ribbons and bow trims come out to play.
  • Do not expect, however, to see a neatly groomed canine on a leash, but rather, watch out for a sugar-and-spice type two-legged female dressed in pink frou-frou and a giant pom-pom on her head!


Late 19th century: from French, imitative.

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Syllabification: frou·frou

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