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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 of froufrou
1865-1870
1865-70; < French; imitative
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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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