Definition of tracasserie in English:

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tracasserie

Pronunciation: /trəˈkas(ə)ri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

(usually tracasseries) archaic
A fuss; a petty quarrel: all the intrigues and tracasseries of the cabinet
More example sentences
  • For Jane Austen life really is all about money and tracasserie, and gossip and dresses, and feeling superior - the very things for which Emma Woodhouse is castigated.
  • He was not at all pleased to see me, but gradually thawed and explained that owing to the tracasseries of the Bishop of Poitiers, he had been made the victim of a continuous and vindictive persecution.
  • After all these weary tracasseries of the cramers, it is refreshing, if only by way of contrast, to come to the military Scot in Poland, who was, if not more noble by birth than many of the merchants, yet considerably more interesting.

Origin

French, from tracasser 'to bustle or fuss'.

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