minauderie

noun
mi·​nau·​de·​rie | \ mēˈnōdrē \
plural -s

Definition of minauderie

: a coquettish air usually used in plural the minauderies of the young ladies in the ballrooms— W. M. Thackeray

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History and Etymology for minauderie

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 26 May. 2022.

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