fal-lal
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of falbala furbelow, from French Date: circa 1706 a fancy ornament especially in dress • fallalery noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fal|lal — or fal lal «FAL LAL», noun, adjective. –n. a useless bit of finery. –adj. affected; foppish. Also, fallol. ╂[a coined word] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fal-lal — [fäl läl′] n. 〚? contr. < rare falbala < Fr, FURBELOW〛 a useless piece of finery or frippery * * * …   Universalium

  • fal-lal — [fäl läl′] n. [? contr. < rare falbala < Fr, FURBELOW] a useless piece of finery or frippery …   English World dictionary

  • fal-lal — (ˈ)fa(l)|lal, |läl, fəˈl noun ( s) Etymology: perhaps alteration of falbala : an ornament or trimming especially in dress …   Useful english dictionary

  • fal|lal|er|y — «FAL LAL uhr ee», noun. fallals collectively; finery: »dancing and flirting and fallalery (George Meredith) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fallal — fal•lal or fal lal [[t]fælˈlæl[/t]] n. a bit of finery; a showy article of dress • Etymology: 1700–10; perh. syncopated var. of falderal fal•lal′er•y, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fallal — noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing • Syn: ↑bangle, ↑bauble, ↑gaud, ↑gewgaw, ↑novelty, ↑trinket • Derivationally related forms: ↑gaudy (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fallal — fallalery, n. /fal lal /, n. a bit of finery; a showy article of dress. Also, fal lal. [1700 10; perh. syncopated var. of FALDERAL] * * * …   Universalium

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  • fallalery — noun see fal lal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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