amourette

noun

am·​ou·​rette
¦amə¦ret
plural -s
1
: a trifling or ephemeral love affair
2
: a woman involved in a trifling love affair

Word History

Etymology

French, from Old French, from amour + -ette

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of amourette was in the 15th century

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“Amourette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amourette. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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