- from the French retroussé, past participle of retrousser, to bundle or tie up. (Wiktionary)
- French, 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 torque1). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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