Definition of de trop in English:

de trop


  • Not wanted; unwelcome.

    ‘she had no grasp of the conversation and felt herself de trop’
    • ‘He met me on the threshold of his office, thrust the manuscript into my hand, muttered ‘De trop, Meckier, de trop,’ and shut the door.’
    • ‘One might account for this by supposing that such items were de trop, subjecting their wearer to ridicule.’
    unneeded, needless, inessential, non-essential, not required, uncalled for, gratuitous, useless, unmerited, unwarranted, unwanted, undesired, dispensable, avoidable, peripheral, cosmetic, unimportant, trivial, incidental, optional, extraneous, expendable, disposable, redundant, pointless, purposeless, to no purpose, to no avail
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Mid 18th century: French, literally ‘excessive’.


de trop

/də tʀo//də ˈtrəʊ/