: too much or too many : superfluous, excessive

Examples of de trop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps Selena decided a sky-high heel was de trop for her stint on the continent. Kerry McDermott, Vogue, 21 June 2023 Perhaps such remarks sound less de trop in French. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2023 As much as Black was a master of pacing, a fine crafter of set pieces, and delightfully de trop as a writer of snappy, manly dialogue, the most galvanic features manifested themselves in stage directions, interstitial material steering the reader through the gleeful nonsense. Wyatt Mason, Harper’s Magazine , 6 Jan. 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of de trop was in 1752

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“De trop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de%20trop. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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