grisette

noun
gri·​sette | \gri-ˈzet \

Definition of grisette 

1 : a young French working-class woman

2 : a young woman combining part-time prostitution with some other occupation

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There will be plenty of Spiteful’s trademark hop-forward beers and stouts, but also styles Spiteful has yet to explore: the easy-drinking, lightly fruity German-style kolsch, a doppelbock, a wit and a grisette among them. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Spiteful Brewing opens taproom Saturday after 5-year wait," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of grisette

1723, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grisette

French, grisette, cheap unbleached cloth, from gris

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