demoiselle

noun dem·oi·selle \ ˌdem-wə-ˈzel \

Definition of demoiselle

1 : a young lady

Examples of demoiselle in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of demoiselle

French, from Old French dameisele — more at damsel

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