Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

minaudière

play
noun min·au·dière \ˌmē-nōd-ˈyer\

Definition of minaudière

  1. :  a small decorative case for carrying small articles (as cosmetics or jewelry)



Origin and Etymology of minaudière

French, feminine of minaudier affected, coquettish, from minauder to mince


First Known Use: 1940

Rhymes with minaudière


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up minaudière? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!