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Monday, March 21, 2005

Definitions for furbelow

  1. A pleated or gathered flounce on a woman's garment; a ruffle.
  2. Something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy ornamentation.

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Citations for furbelow
In a season of ruffles, frills and furbelows, simple cuts in neutral shades stand out. , St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Patience is required to get past some of the director's more baroque cinematic touches, decorating the story's dark center with visual furbelows . . . and aural gimmicks. Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
Origin of furbelow
1670-1680
Furbelow is perhaps an alteration of Italian faldella.
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