Definition of


  1. (noun, group) organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

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Synonyms of Troupe


Origin of the word Troupe

  1. 1825, "company, band," from Fr. troupe, from M.Fr. troupe "company" (see troop). Trouper is "actor or performer in a theatrical troupe;" transf. sense of "reliable, uncomplaining person" is attested from 1959 (but the first recorded reference describes the usage as "old-fashioned"). more

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