troupe n : organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel" [syn: company]
EtymologyAttested 1825. From etyl fr troupe. Compare troop.
any group of people
- German: Truppe
- To tour with a troupe.
EtymologyMaybe from a Germanic language, compare þrop.
A troupe is a peforming arts group or company, such as a theater troupe, a dance troupe, a singing troupe, a mime troupe, an improvisational troupe, or a comedy troupe, particularly such a group of performers that regularly tours with performances as opposed to a company with a static location.
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