mousse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French mousse (foam, froth), from Old French mosse (moss), from Frankish or Old Dutch mosa (moss), from Proto-Germanic *musą (moss, bog, marsh). More at moss.

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Noun[edit]

mousse (plural mousses)

  1. An airy pudding served chilled, particularly chocolate mousse.
  2. A savory dish, of meat or seafood, containing gelatin.
  3. A styling cream used for hair.
    He slicked his hair back with mousse, but the cowlick still stuck up.

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Verb[edit]

mousse (third-person singular simple present mousses, present participle moussing, simple past and past participle moussed)

  1. To apply mousse (styling cream).
    He moussed his hair in the morning and then washed it out at night.

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

mousse (masculine and feminine, plural mousses)

  1. blunt

Etymology 2[edit]

From Frankish *mosa.

Noun[edit]

mousse f (plural mousses)

  1. moss (the plant)
  2. foam
  3. mousse (dessert)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Spanish mozo.

Noun[edit]

mousse m (plural mousses)

  1. A boy serving on a ship: a cabin boy.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

mousse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mousser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of mousser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of mousser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of mousser
  5. second-person singular imperative of mousser

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French mousse.

Noun 1[edit]

mousse m (plural mousses)

  1. (nautical) cabin boy

Noun 2[edit]

mousse m, f (plural mousses)

  1. child

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mousse f, m (plural mousses)

  1. Alternative spelling of musse.