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troupe (n.)

1825, "company, band," especially of performers, actors, dancers, etc., from French troupe "company" (see troop (n.)).

updated on February 18, 2014

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Definitions of troupe from WordNet

troupe (n.)
organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);
Synonyms: company
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