mademoiselle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Noun[edit]

mademoiselle (plural mademoiselles or mesdemoiselles)

  1. Courtesy title for an unmarried woman in France or a French-speaking country

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of ma demoiselle (my little lady).

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Noun[edit]

mademoiselle f (plural mesdemoiselles)

  1. Miss (as a form of address)

Noun[edit]

mademoiselle f (plural demoiselles)

  1. Miss (as a title with a name)

Usage notes[edit]

As of February 21, 2012, the use of the word mademoiselle is prohibited from use in official forms and registries in France. ("‘Mademoiselle’ Exits Official France", "Mademoiselle is no longer an official French woman")

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