passe·​men·​terie | \ pas-ˈmen-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce passementerie (audio) \

Definition of passementerie

: an ornamental edging or trimming (such as tassels) made of braid, cord, gimp, beading, or metallic thread

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Casual means different things to different people, and for those who spend their days trafficking in important antiques and exquisite passementerie, the concept of informality rarely jibes with the barefoot fantasies of the hoi polloi. Mayer Rus, ELLE Decor, "Global Style Hits the Beach," 8 Apr. 2011

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First Known Use of passementerie

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for passementerie

French, from passement ornamental braid, from passer

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