grisette

noun

gri·​sette gri-ˈzet How to pronounce grisette (audio)
1
: a young French working-class woman
2
: a young woman combining part-time prostitution with some other occupation

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Word History

Etymology

French, grisette, cheap unbleached cloth, from gris

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grisette was in 1723

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“Grisette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grisette. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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