[ey-twee, et-wee] /eɪˈtwi, ˈɛt wi/

noun, plural etuis.
a small, often decorative case, especially one for needles, toilet articles, or the like.
noun (pl) étuis
a small usually ornamented case for holding needles, cosmetics, or other small articles

1610s, from French étui, Old French estui (12c.) “case, box, container,” back-formation from estuier “put in put aside, spare; to keep, shut up, imprison,” of uncertain origin.


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