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furbelow

noun fur·be·low \ˈfər-bə-ˌlō\

Definition of FURBELOW

1
:  a pleated or gathered piece of material; especially :  a flounce on women's clothing
2
:  something that suggests a furbelow especially in being showy or superfluous
furbelow transitive verb
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Examples of FURBELOW

  1. <she opted for a simple wedding dress that did without all the frills and furbelows>

Origin of FURBELOW

by folk etymology from French dialect farbella
First Known Use: 1702

Related to FURBELOW

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with FURBELOW

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