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froufrou

[froo-froo] /ˈfruˌfru/
noun
1.
elaborate decoration, as frills, ribbons, or ruffles, especially on women's clothing.
2.
a rustling, particularly the rustling of silk, as in a woman's dress.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French; imitative
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Examples from the web for froufrou
  • The food is local, it's organic, and the froufrou factor has been banished.
  • Dogs won't go near such froufrou fare, preferring things sweet or salty and enjoying both rough and creamy textures.
  • Four windows, four treatments, from simple to froufrou.
  • The guest rooms are well designed and comfortable, with calm, minimalist interiors and a refreshing lack of froufrou.
  • Not all the popular styles in spring collections are made with flounces and froufrou.
  • Most of the time, he pulls it off, although his presentations can be mannered and froufrou.
British Dictionary definitions for froufrou

froufrou

/ˈfruːˌfruː/
noun
1.
a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress
2.
elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women
Word Origin
C19: from French, of imitative origin
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