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).
- 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.
French, from tricoter 'to knit'.
Definition of tricoteuse in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.