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troupe

[troop] /trup/
noun
1.
a company, band, or group of singers, actors, or other performers, especially one that travels about.
verb (used without object), trouped, trouping.
2.
to travel as a member of a theatrical company; barnstorm.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; < French: troop
Can be confused
troop, troupe (see synonym study at troop)
Synonyms
1. See troop.
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British Dictionary definitions for trouping

troupe

/truːp/
noun
1.
a company of actors or other performers, esp one that travels
verb
2.
(intransitive) (esp of actors) to move or travel in a group
Word Origin
C19: from French; see troop
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Word Origin and History for trouping

troupe

n.

1825, "company, band," from French troupe, from Middle French troupe "company" (see troop).

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