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See also: Catherinette
catherinette (plural catherinettes)
- Alternative form of
1995, Christa Hämmerle, Plurality and individuality:
- If no marriage had been concluded by the age of twenty-five, the young woman became a "catherinette" and soon a spinster.
2017, Masha Belenky, Kathryn Kleppinger, & Anne O’Neil-Henry, French Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century, ISBN 1611496381, page 121:
- The card thus presents a conundrum: is she a modiste making her way in the world of work through the needle trades, or is she a catherinette, whose principal ambition is to wed?
catherinette f (plural catherinettes)
- A girl of 25 years old who is unmarried by St Catherine's Day (25th November).