quaintrelle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the term quaint. Historically in the 1810’s, females with dandy attributes where called dandyess or dandizettes. As dandy became a descriptor applied exclusively to men starting in the latter half of the 19th century, quaintrelle then became the word applied to females.

Noun[edit]

quaintrelle ‎(plural quaintrelles)

  1. (obscure) A woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.

References[edit]

  • New English Dictionary on Historical Principals.