Definition of froufrou in English:


Syllabification: frou·frou
Pronunciation: /ˈfro͞oˌfro͞o


  • 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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