mousmé

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From Japanese (musume, daughter, girl).

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mousmé (plural mousmés)

  1. (historical) A Japanese young woman or mistress.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 628:
      “Hello, Kit.” She stared a moment through Miss Tsurigane. “Who's the mousmée?”