plural -s
: a coquettish air
usually used in plural
the minauderies of the young ladies in the ballroomsW. M. Thackeray

Word History


French, from Middle French, from (assumed) Middle French minauder to simper (whence French minauder) (from Middle French mine appearance, look) + Middle French -erie -ery

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“Minauderie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minauderie. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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