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From French Française.


Française (plural Françaises)

  1. (rare) A Frenchwoman.
    • 1925, The American Legion Weekly, volume 7, page 19:
      So many of the Françaises marry you Americans that in twenty years—pouf!—their children will overrun France and it will be France no longer.
    • 1938, James Laughlin IV, The River (New Directions Pamphlets; 3), New Directions:
      As Craig said, having looked over the françaises[sic] he could understand why the frogs didn’t want the Germans to get Paris.
    • 1989 November 8, Richard K. Paynter, “Class Notes”, in Princeton Alumni Weekly, Princeton University Press, →ISSN, page 30, column 2:
      In August, Bob Middleton and his friend Anne Jacobs celebrated his son Rob’s first wedding anniversary in Paris. Rob married a Française.
    • 1997, Leslie Choquette, “The Age of Adventure in an Age of Expansion”, in Frenchmen into Peasants: Modernity and Tradition in the Peopling of French Canada, Harvard University Press, →ISBN, part I (Modernity), page 158:
      The Françaises were considerably younger than the westerners; 90% rather than 77% of them were under the age of thirty.
    • 1999, T[racy] Denean Sharpley-Whiting, “Representing Sarah—Same Difference or No Difference at All? La Vénus hottentote, ou haine aux Françaises”, in Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French, Duke University Press, →ISBN, page 35:
      The baron’s imaginings, nonetheless, bring difference back (the unknown) into the familiar space of sameness by measuring the beauty of the “femmes sauvages” against familiar French frames of reference: the Françaises.
    • 2001, The Quest, volume 89/90, Theosophical Society in America, page 17:
      Diana Dunningham-Chapotin is a New Zealander by birth, an American by adoption, and a Française by residence (as she likes to be near her husband).
    • 2022, Aloïs Guinut, “Inside Parisian Style”, in The Little Book of Paris Style, Welbeck, →ISBN, page 23:
      The French love of scent continues, with most Françaises regularly using it.



Borrowed from French Française.


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  • Hyphenation: Fran‧çai‧se


Française f (plural Françaises, masculine Fransman)

  1. A Frenchwoman





Française f (plural Françaises)

  1. Frenchwoman

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