etui

etui

[ey-twee, et-wee]
noun, plural etuis.
a small, often decorative case, especially one for needles, toilet articles, or the like.
Also, etwee.


Origin:
1605–15; < French étui, Old French estui holder, noun derivative of estuier to keep < Vulgar Latin *studiāre to treat with care

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étui (ɛˈtwiː)
 
n , pl étuis
a small usually ornamented case for holding needles, cosmetics, or other small articles
 
[C17: from French, from Old French estuier to enclose; see tweezers]

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