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mousse

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noun \ˈmüs\

Simple Definition of mousse

  • : a cold and sweet food made with whipped cream or egg whites and usually fruit or chocolate

  • : a foamy substance that is used in styling a person's hair

Full Definition of mousse

  1. 1 :  a light spongy food usually containing cream or gelatin

  2. 2 :  a molded chilled dessert made with sweetened and flavored whipped cream or egg whites and gelatin <chocolate mousse>

  3. 3 :  a foamy preparation used in styling hair

Examples of mousse

  1. a jar of styling mousse



Origin of mousse

French, literally, froth, moss, from Old French mosse, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German mos moss — more at moss


First Known Use: 1892


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mousse

verb

Definition of mousse

moussedmouss·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to style (hair) with mousse



1984

First Known Use of mousse

1984


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