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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A company or group of actors, dancers, or other performers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A troop; a company; particularly, a company of players, operatic performers, dancers, acrobats, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A company or troop, especially the company pf performers in a play or an opera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A company of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers.
  • noun Any group of people working together on a shared activity.
  • verb intransitive To tour with a troupe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, troop; see troop.]

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Attested 1825. Borrowing from French troupe. Ultimately from the same Germanic root as troop.

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