Furbelow



[fur-buh-loh] /ˈfɜr bəˌloʊ/

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)
3.
to ornament with or as if with furbelows.
/ˈfɜːbɪˌləʊ/
noun
1.
a flounce, ruffle, or other ornamental trim
2.
(often pl) showy ornamentation
verb
3.
(transitive) 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.

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