trousseau

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Etymology[edit]

From French trousseau, diminutive of trousse ‘bundle’.

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trousseau (plural trousseaus or trousseaux)

  1. (obsolete) A bundle.
  2. The clothes and linen etc. that a bride collects for her wedding and married life.
    • 1918, Louise & Aylmer Maude, translating Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Oxford 1998, p. 435:
      Consequently, having decided to divide her daughter's trousseau into two parts, a lesser and a larger, the Princess eventually consented to have the wedding before Advent.
    • 2012, Caitlin Moran, The Times, 23 Jul 2011:
      When I moved into his flat, in 1996, I brought two black bin liners of washing-up with me. Dirty washing-up. That was by way of my trousseau.

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Noun[edit]

trousseau m (plural trousseaux)

  1. bunch (of keys)
  2. trousseau

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