mademoiselle

noun
ma·​de·​moi·​selle | \ˌmad-mwə-ˈzel, ˌma-də-, -mə-ˈzel, sometimes mam-ˈzel\
plural mademoiselles\ -​ˈzelz \ or mesdemoiselles\ ˌmād-​mwə-​ˈzel , ˌmā-​də-​, -​mə-​ˈzel \

Definition of mademoiselle 

1 : an unmarried French girl or woman used as a title equivalent to Miss for an unmarried woman not of English-speaking nationality

2 : a French governess

First Known Use of mademoiselle

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mademoiselle

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

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mademoiselle

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English Language Learners Definition of mademoiselle

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

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