furbelow


noun

  1. a ruffle or flounce, as on a woman’s skirt or petticoat.
  2. any bit of showy trimming or finery.

verb (used with object)

  1. to ornament with or as if with furbelows.

noun

  1. a flounce, ruffle, or other ornamental trim
  2. (often plural) showy ornamentation

verb

  1. (tr) to put a furbelow on (a garment)
n.

c.1700, alteration of falbala, from French falbala (17c., cognate with Provençal farbello), from Italian falda “fold, flap, pleat,” from PIE *pel- “to fold.” As a verb from 1701.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

52 queries 1.456