noun mi·nau·de·rie \mēˈnōdrē\

Definition of minauderie



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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at mien

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