mademoiselle


ma·de·moi·selle

noun \ˌmad-mwə-ˈzel, ˌma-də-, -mə-ˈzel, sometimes mam-ˈzel\

—used like Miss as a title for a Frenchwoman who is not married

plural ma·de·moi·selles \-ˈzelz\ or mes·de·moi·selles \ˌmād-mwə-ˈzel, ˌmā-də-, -mə-ˈzel\

Full Definition of MADEMOISELLE

1
:  an unmarried French girl or woman —used as a title equivalent to Miss for an unmarried woman not of English-speaking nationality
2
:  a French governess
3
:  silver perch a

Origin of MADEMOISELLE

Middle English madamoiselle, from Middle French, from Old French ma damoisele, literally, my (young) lady
First Known Use: 15th century

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