mousse


1mousse

noun \ˈmüs\

: 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
:  a light spongy food usually containing cream or gelatin
2
:  a molded chilled dessert made with sweetened and flavored whipped cream or egg whites and gelatin <chocolate mousse>
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

2mousse

verb
moussedmouss·ing

Definition of MOUSSE

transitive verb
:  to style (hair) with mousse

First Known Use of MOUSSE

1984

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