retroussé

adjective

re·​trous·​sé rə-ˌtrü-ˈsā How to pronounce retroussé (audio)
rə-ˈtrü-ˌsā,
ˌre-tru̇-ˈsā
: turned up
retroussé nose

Word History

Etymology

French, from past participle of retrousser to tuck up, from Middle French, from re- + trousser to truss, tuck up — more at truss entry 1

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retroussé was in 1837

Dictionary Entries Near retroussé

Cite this Entry

“Retroussé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retrouss%C3%A9. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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