furbelow

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noun fur·be·low \ˈfər-bə-ˌlō\

Definition of furbelow

  1. 1 :  a pleated or gathered piece of material; especially :  a flounce on women's clothing

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1702



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