fille manquée

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "failed girl" or "deficient girl", fille (girl) + manquée, the past participle form of manquer (to miss).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fille manquée f (plural filles manquées)

  1. (often pejorative) tomgirl; boy who behaves like a girl; effeminate man or boy

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