toile de Jouy

noun \ˌtwäl-də-ˈzhwē\

Definition of toile de Jouy

  1. :  an 18th century French scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen, or silk in one color on a light ground; broadly :  a similar printed fabric

Origin and Etymology of toile de jouy

French, literally, cloth of Jouy, from Jouy-en-Josas, France

First Known Use: 1784

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a trip made at another's expense

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