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etui

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Pronunciation: /ɛˈtwiː
 
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Definition of etui in English:

noun (plural etuis)

dated
A small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles: [as modifier]: exquisite etui cases fitted with scissors, bodkin, and thimble
More example sentences
  • Each component had its place in an attractive container, be it a pocket-sized silver case, a leather-covered etui, a wooden box, or a mahogany chest.

Origin

early 17th century: from French étui, from Old French estui 'prison', from estuier 'shut up, keep'. Compare with tweezers.

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