Definition of tricoteuse in English:

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tricoteuse

Pronunciation: /ˌtrēkôˈtəz/

noun (plural same)

A woman who sits and knits (used especially in reference to a number of women who did this, during the French Revolution, while attending public executions).
Example sentences
  • She also has the musky and morbid sense of someone who is her own tricoteuse, knitting her own legend.
  • Very soon after the indictment of Mr. Libby, the tricoteuses glumly conceded that no conspiracy has been uncovered.
  • In effect, they are the bulwarks of the tricoteuses.

Origin

French, from tricoter 'to knit'.

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Syllabification: tri·co·teuse

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