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See also: Mademoiselle
- Courtesy title for an unmarried woman in France or a French-speaking country.
- (humorous or affected) A young woman or girl, especially one who is French or French-speaking.
- 1964, Chuck Berry (lyrics and music), “You Never Can Tell”:
- It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished them well / You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle...
courtesy title for an unmarried woman in France or a French-speaking country
mademoiselle f (plural mesdemoiselles)
- Miss (as a form of address)
mademoiselle f (plural demoiselles)
- Miss (as a title with a name)
- Not used for an older woman unless she is clearly unmarried.
- As of February 21, 2012, the use of the word mademoiselle is prohibited from use in official forms and registries in France.
- The form madelle (a blend of madame and mademoiselle) has been suggested as a replacement, but never caught on. Instead, madame is used regardless of marital status.
- → Alemannic German: Màmsel, Màmselala
- → English: mademoiselle, → mamzelle (from mamzelle)
- → German: Mamsell (from mamzelle)
- → Turkish: matmazel
- “mademoiselle”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.