mademoiselle

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 :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

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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Definition of mademoiselle for English Language Learners

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


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