from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Too much or too many; excessive or superfluous: In retrospect the elaborate preparations seemed de trop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. excessive or superfluous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, too much; hence, in the way; not wanted: applied to a person whose presence is inconvenient: as, he saw he was de trop, and therefore retired.
French : de, of, in + trop, excess.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French de ("of") + trop ("too much") (Wiktionary)