ma·​jor·​ette ˌmā-jə-ˈret How to pronounce majorette (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Brianna, 17, joined the band’s majorette team while in elementary school with the help of her older brother, who also belonged to the band. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 7 Apr. 2023 Memorial Hall is filled almost to its 1,800 seat capacity, with former students, draped in the customary red and sky blue Hornet colors, band members, majorettes, and cheerleaders. Ira Porter, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2023 See the legacy Michele kookiness in the towering majorette feather hats and a silver Harry Styles-esque tinsel coat. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2023 Kent State, California and San Diego State are among the schools that have all-Black majorette teams. Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2022 At the desk would be someone Suzanne held in total awe: the owner’s daughter, a beautiful redhead who was a majorette in the band. John Kelly, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2022 Hadiya, a majorette, had performed just days before at festivities for his second inauguration. Madeline Buckley,, 20 July 2021 That was in the weeks following the high-profile killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a high school band majorette who had performed at inaugural events for President Barack Obama shortly before her death. Jeremy Gorner,, 2 July 2021 Mom Cindy was a majorette at UNA, where Shaun finished. Dennis Victory, al, 19 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of majorette was in 1940

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“Majorette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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ma·​jor·​ette ˌmā-jə-ˈret How to pronounce majorette (audio)
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