fouetté

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noun fouet·té \(ˌ)fwe-ˈtā\

Definition of fouetté

  1. :  a quick whipping movement of the raised leg in ballet usually accompanying a pirouette

Origin and Etymology of fouetté

French, from past participle of fouetter to whip, from Middle French, from fouet whip, from Old French, from fou beech, from Latin fagus — more at beech


First Known Use: 1830

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