\ ˈtrüp How to pronounce troupe (audio) \

Definition of troupe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: company, troop especially : a group of theatrical performers


trouped; trouping

Definition of troupe (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to travel in a troupe also : to perform as a member of a theatrical troupe

Synonyms for troupe

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of troupe in a Sentence

Noun I desperately want to join our regional theater's acting troupe and perhaps get a lead role.
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First Known Use of troupe


1776, in the meaning defined above


1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for troupe


French, from Middle French — more at troop

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13 May 2022

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“Troupe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of troupe

: a group especially of performers who act or work together a troupe of acrobats

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