turned up at the tip: a retroussé nose
Origin of retrousséFr, past participle of retrousser, to turn up: see re- and truss
Turned up at the end. Used of the nose.
Origin of retrousseFrench past participle of retrousser to turn back from Old French re- re- torser, trousser to tie in a bundle ( probably from Vulgar Latin torsāre ) ( from torsus twisted ) ( variant of Latin tortus ) ( past participle of torquēre to twist ; see torque 1. )
(comparative more retroussÃ©, superlative most retroussÃ©)
- Turned up, as in describing the nose.
OriginSee also: retrousse
from the French retroussÃ©, past participle of retrousser, to bundle or tie up.