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Recent Examples of trousseau from the Web
Only when a desperate plea for funds on the social media site Weibo led to a successful crowd-funding campaign (people did everything from pledging a month's salary to donating a trousseau) did a major financier step forward.
At these Winter Games, however, few ice skating costumes have looked like outtakes from a streetwalker’s trousseau.
Fleur du Mal bridal trousseau, from $6,000; fleurdumal.com.
From the guy who drags you down to his basement to show off his new case of trousseau gris, to Malcolm Forbes, who once paid $150,000 for a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite allegedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, there's a lot of status action going on.
After creating her own trousseau, Zuccarini decided to offer her custom services to brides.
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Did You Know?
Trousseau is a descendant of the French verb trousser, meaning "to truss" or "to tuck up." Fittingly, a bride might truss, or bundle, a variety of items as part of her trousseau-and it is perhaps not too surprising that "truss" is also a "trousser" descendant. "Trousser" itself is thought to have evolved from a Vulgar Latin word, torsus, meaning "twisted." Another descendant of "trousser" is retroussé, meaning "turned up," as in a "retroussé nose."
TROUSSEAU Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trousseau for English Language Learners
: the clothes and personal possessions that a woman collects when she is about to get married
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