Definition of retroussé in English:



  • (of a person's nose) turned up at the tip in an attractive way.

    • ‘The privileged ones among us saw a slight girl in white mousseline with brown hair, a retroussé nose, laughing eyes, and a mouth whose curves inclined by nature upward.’
    • ‘Suddenly, every issue of Vogue had picture after picture of the most incredible person: coltish limbs, with a tiny face, retroussé nose, huge eyes and an adorable fringe.’
    • ‘She has a small frame, twinkling eyes and a retroussé nose which makes her look mischievous.’


Early 19th century: French, literally tucked up, past participle of retrousser.