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frou-frou

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Pronunciation: /ˈfruːfruː
 
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Definition of frou-frou in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Frills or other ornamentation, particularly of women’s clothes: [as modifier]: a little frou-frou skirt
More example sentences
  • 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!

Origin

late 19th century: from French, imitative of the sound of a woman walking in a dress.

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