jolie laide

French noun phrase
jo·​lie laide | \ zhȯ-lē-led How to pronounce jolie laide (audio) \

Definition of jolie laide

: good-looking ugly woman : woman who is attractive though not conventionally pretty

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“Jolie laide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jolie%20laide. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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