furbelow

noun fur·be·low \ ˈfər-bə-ˌlō \

Definition of furbelow

1 : a pleated or gathered piece of material; especially : a flounce on women's clothing
2 : something that suggests a furbelow especially in being showy or superfluous

furbelow

transitive verb

Examples of furbelow in a Sentence

  1. she opted for a simple wedding dress that did without all the frills and furbelows

Origin and Etymology of furbelow

by folk etymology from French dialect farbella

furbelow Synonyms

Synonyms
flounce, frill, ruffle
Related Words
border, edging, fringe, trim; plait, pleat, ruff; bunting, skirting


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