Etymology
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decoupage (n.)

"decoration of a surface with an applied paper cut-out," by 1957, from French découpage, literally "the act of cutting out," from decouper "to cut out" (12c., Old French decoper), from dé- "out" (see de-) + couper "to cut" (see chop (v.1)).

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Definitions of decoupage

decoupage (n.)
art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer;
decoupage (n.)
the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with varnish or lacquer;
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