minette

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

minette (plural minettes)

  1. (dated) The smallest of regular sizes of portrait photographs.
    • 1893, Columbian Exposition Dedication Ceremonies Memorial
      The title page bears a minette portrait of the Duke being crowned by the hand of an ideal figure of Chicago, and below are the coat-of-arms and motto of the Duke's house.
    • 1981, Lou W. McCulloch, Card Photographs: A Guide to Their History and Value (page 161)
      [] there were hundreds of other sizes of photographic prints ranging from a minette novelty to mammoth views.

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Etymology[edit]

feminine form of minet.

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minette f (plural minettes)

  1. (female) kitten
  2. (female) puss, pussycat
  3. (colloquial) cool chick, trendy girl
    • 1995, Jean-Claude Izzo, Total Khéops:
      Malgré ses quarante ans, elle pouvait sans honte s'aligner devant des flopées de minettes.
  4. (slang) muff diving, cunnilingus
  5. kind of iron mineral

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