dessous

noun
des·​sous | \ dəˈsü \
plural dessous\ -​ü(z) \

Definition of dessous

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dessous

adjective
\ " \

Definition of dessous (Entry 2 of 2)

ballet
: under used of the movement in which the working leg passes behind the supporting leg

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History and Etymology for dessous

Noun

French, from dessous, adverb & preposition, underneath, below, from Old French desoz, from de- + soz below, underneath, from Latin subtus, from sub under

Adjective

French, adverb, underneath

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“Dessous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dessous. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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