mademoiselle

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noun ma·de·moi·selle \ˌmad-mwə-ˈzel, ˌma-də-, -mə-ˈzel, sometimes mam-ˈzel\

Definition of mademoiselle

plural

mademoiselles

play \-ˈzelz\ or

mesdemoiselles

play \ˌmād-mwə-ˈzel, ˌmā-də-, -mə-ˈzel\
  1. 1 :  an unmarried French girl or woman —used as a title equivalent to Miss for an unmarried woman not of English-speaking nationality

  2. 2 :  a French governess

  3. 3 :  silver perch a

Origin and Etymology of mademoiselle

Middle English madamoiselle, from Middle French, from Old French ma damoisele, literally, my (young) lady


MADEMOISELLE Defined for English Language Learners

mademoiselle

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noun

Definition of mademoiselle for English Language Learners

  • —used like Miss as a title for a Frenchwoman who is not married


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