grisette

noun
gri·​sette | \ gri-ˈzet How to pronounce grisette (audio) \

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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Burnt City used the yeast in a grisette, a farmhouse ale, an imperial stout, a hazy IPA and a pale ale made with Brettanomyces yeast, coconut and key lime. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Kveik yeast has taken craft beer by storm. Now the world’s first kveik festival is coming to Chicago.," 29 Aug. 2019 Grisette: The grisette is an easy-drinking style originally brewed in Belgium to slake the thirst of miners. oregonlive.com, "7 beers we can’t wait to try at the 2019 Oregon Brewers Festival," 19 July 2019 The brewers chose grisette, an old-timey French wheat-beer style. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Finally, Light Beers That Aren’t Light on Flavor," 8 Aug. 2018 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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griseous

grisette

gris-gris

griskin

grisle

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