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mousse

noun \ ˈmüs \

Definition of mousse

1 :a light spongy food usually containing cream or gelatin
2 :a molded chilled dessert made with sweetened and flavored whipped cream or egg whites and gelatin
  • chocolate mousse
3 :a foamy preparation used in styling hair

Examples of mousse in a Sentence

  1. a jar of styling mousse

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Origin and Etymology of mousse

French, literally, froth, moss, from Old French mosse, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German mos moss — more at moss


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mousse

verb

Definition of mousse

moussed; moussing
transitive verb
:to style (hair) with mousse

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First Known Use of mousse

1984


MOUSSE Defined for English Language Learners

mousse

noun

Definition of mousse for English Language Learners

  • : a cold and sweet food made with whipped cream or egg whites and usually fruit or chocolate

  • : a foamy substance that is used in styling a person's hair



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