de trop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French de (of) + trop (too much)

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de trop (comparative more de trop, superlative most de trop)

  1. excessive or superfluous
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 6:
      "I should only be de trop," said the Captain, looking at them rather wistfully. "I'd best go and talk to the hermit,"—and so he strolled off out of the hum of men, and noise, and clatter of the banquet, into the dark walk, at the end of which lived that well-known pasteboard Solitary.
    I think that wellingtons are a little de trop for a light shower.

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