midinette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French midinette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

midinette ‎(plural midinettes)

  1. A female salesperson, a shopgirl, especially in Paris; a vacuous but fashionable young woman.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 611:
      This? One finds them in every other midinette’s haunt, literally for sous.
  2. A type of miniature climbing rose.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of midi +‎ dînette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

midinette f ‎(plural midinettes)

  1. shopgirl, salesclerk, midinette
  2. bimbo, midinette

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