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

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Synonyms

flounce, frill, ruffle

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Examples of furbelow in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of furbelow

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furbelow

by folk etymology from French dialect farbella

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The first known use of furbelow was in 1702

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