Retroussé is a fancy way of saying 'turned up', and is most often applied (in English) to noses. (Not in the sense of "to turn up one's nose", but in the sense of pug nose). It has also acquired the implication of a small turned up nose.

Pronounced reh-truh-say

Retroussé is the past participle of retrousser, the French word meaning 'to turn back'.


Other types of noses include the Roman nose (AKA the aquiline nose or hooknose), the Grecian nose, the cogitative nose, the hawk nose (AKA the Arabic nose or Semitic nose), the celestial nose, the snub nose, and the bulbous nose. These can be combined in any number of combinations.

Re*trous`sé" (?), a. [F., p.p. of retrousser to turn up.]

Turned up; -- said of a pug nose.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

© Webster 1913


Re*trous`sé" (?), a. [F., p.p. of retrousser to turn up.]

Turned up; -- said of a pug nose.

 

© Webster 1913

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