troupe

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English[edit]

a troupe of entertainers

Etymology[edit]

Attested 1825. Borrowing from French troupe. Ultimately from the same Germanic root as troop.

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troupe (plural troupes)

  1. A company of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers.
    • 2017 June 26, Alexis Petridis, “Glastonbury 2017 verdict: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Stormzy and more”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Meanwhile, the bills on the main stages skewed towards mainstream pop, with mixed results. Lorde’s Friday evening Other stage appearance was one of the weekend’s highlights. The staging and choreography were fantastic – a giant glass tank on a hydraulic platform, in and around which a troupe of dancers acted out the highs and lows of a teenage party
  2. Any group of people working together on a shared activity.

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troupe (third-person singular simple present troupes, present participle trouping, simple past and past participle trouped)

  1. (intransitive) To tour with a troupe.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *thorp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą.

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troupe f (plural troupes)

  1. troop

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French troupe.

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troupe f (invariable)

  1. troupe, company (theatrical)

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

troupe f (plural troupes)

  1. troupe