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Aug 7, 2012
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Reduplicatives

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chop-chop
froufrou
chichi
chin-chin
yada yada

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froufrou

PRONUNCIATION:
(FROO-froo)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Something fancy, elaborate, and showy.
2. A rustling sound, as of a silk dress.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French, of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1870.

USAGE:
"Too often I go to some lunch party and am presented with an exquisite froufrou creation when what I long for is the pasta the three-year-old sitting next to me is given."
Nigella Lawson; Indulge a Childhood Craving; Calgary Herald (Canada); Aug 23, 2003.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a communist. -Helder Camara, archbishop (1909-1999)

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