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demoiselle

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noun dem·oi·selle \ˌdem-wə-ˈzel\

Definition of demoiselle

  1. 1 :  a young lady

  2. 2 :  damselfish



Examples of demoiselle in a sentence

  1. <fell in love with a pretty demoiselle from a neighboring village>



Origin of demoiselle

French, from Old French dameisele — more at damsel


First Known Use: 1520


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