AskDefine | Define trousseau

Dictionary Definition

trousseau n : the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens [also: trousseaux (pl)]

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From trousseau, diminutive of trousse ‘bundle’.



  1. A bundle.
  2. The clothes and linen etc. that a bride collects for her wedding and married life.
    • 1918: 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. — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 435)


bridal clothes

Extensive Definition

Trousseau is
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