un furbelowed

furbelow

[fur-buh-loh]
noun
1.
a ruffle or flounce, as on a woman's skirt or petticoat.
2.
any bit of showy trimming or finery.
verb (used with object)
3.
to ornament with or as if with furbelows.

Origin:
1670–80; variant of falbala

unfurbelowed, adjective
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furbelow (ˈfɜːbɪˌləʊ)
 
n
1.  a flounce, ruffle, or other ornamental trim
2.  (often plural) showy ornamentation
 
vb
3.  (tr) to put a furbelow on (a garment)
 
[C18: by folk etymology from French dialect farbella; see falbala]

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furbelow
c.1700, alt. of falbala, from Fr. falbala (cognate with Prov. farbello).
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