retroussé

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See also: retrousse

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from the French retroussé, past participle of retrousser, to bundle or tie up.

Adjective[edit]

retroussé (comparative more retroussé, superlative most retroussé)

  1. Turned up, as in describing the nose.
    • 1903 April, "Sir Oracle", in The Era: A Monthly Magazine of Literature, Volume XI, Number 4, page 303:
      [] Roxelane [] would never have been espoused by the Sultan had not her nose been retroussé, thus [] ¶ It may be noted that to this day a retroussé nose is known in France as a nose a la Roxelane.
    • 2004, Michael Gilbert, The Dust and the Heat
      You know, a touch of character – slightly retroussé nose, big mouth, perhaps a couple of freckles.
    • 2004, Anita-Louise Johnson, Faithful
      Luminous silver gray eyes outlined in sooty lashes; a pert retroussé nose and faintly carmine tinted lips, slightly full, finished the oval face.
    • 2008, Fiona Capp, Musk and Byrne
      She shares with this woman the same retroussé nose and half-moon eyes, the same asymmetrical smile.
    • 2010, Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey
      I would simply waffle about her small, almost perfectly upswept, retroussé nose, and you'd consider me insane, and put me back.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

retroussé m (feminine retroussée, masculine plural retroussés, feminine plural retroussées)

  1. past participle of retrousser