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de trop

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Pronunciation: /də ˈtrəʊ
, də tʀo/

Definition of de trop in English:


Not wanted; unwelcome: she had no grasp of the conversation and felt herself de trop
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  • He met me on the threshold of his office, thrust the manuscript into my hand, muttered ‘De trop, Meckier, de trop,’ and shut the door.
  • One might account for this by supposing that such items were de trop, subjecting their wearer to ridicule.


mid 18th century: French, literally 'excessive'.

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