midinette

noun mid·i·nette \ ˌmidᵊnˈet , ˌmēdēˈnet \

Definition of midinette

plural -s
: a Parisian shopgirl; especially : a Parisian seamstress

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up midinette? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to provide what is needed to exist

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!