midinette

noun mid·i·nette \ˌmidənˈet, ˌmēdēˈnet\

Definition of midinette

plural

-s

  1. :  a Parisian shopgirl; especially :  a Parisian seamstress

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at mid, deity, dine


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