See also: Troupe

EnglishEdit

 
A troupe of entertainers

EtymologyEdit

Attested 1825; borrowed from French troupe, which see for more. Doublet of troop, and possibly also of thorp and dorp.

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NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from troupeau.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʁup/
  • (file)

NounEdit

troupe f (plural troupes)

  1. troop

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: troop; troupe
  • Middle Dutch: trop
  • German: Truppe
  • Swedish: trupp

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French troupe.

NounEdit

troupe f (invariable)

  1. troupe, company (theatrical)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French troupe

NounEdit

troupe f (plural troupes)

  1. troupe