amourette

noun
am·​ou·​rette | \ ¦amə¦ret \
plural -s

Definition of amourette

1 : a trifling or ephemeral love affair
2 : a woman involved in a trifling love affair

First Known Use of amourette

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for amourette

French, from Old French, from amour + -ette

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“Amourette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amourette. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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