midinette

noun
mid·​i·​nette | \ ˌmidᵊnˈet, ˌmēdēˈnet \
plural -s

Definition of midinette

: a Parisian shopgirl especially : a Parisian seamstress

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History and Etymology for midinette

French, probably blend of midi noon (from Old French, from mi mid, middle—from Latin medius—+ di day, from Latin dies) and dînette light lunch, from dîner to dine, breakfast + -ette; from the traditional light lunches eaten at noon by the midinettes

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“Midinette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midinette. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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