ven·​deuse | \ väⁿ-ˈdərz How to pronounce vendeuse (audio) , -ˈdəz, vän-ˈdüz How to pronounce vendeuse (audio) \

Definition of vendeuse

: a saleswoman especially in the fashion industry

Examples of vendeuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The piquant Madame Helene Bouilloux-Lafont served as directrice, helping to raise the necessary funds, and Bettina joined the small team, acting as muse, mannequin, and vendeuse of his house when the establishment opened on February 2, 1952. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Vogue’s Hamish Bowles Remembers the French Couturier Hubert de Givenchy," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of vendeuse

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vendeuse

borrowed from French, "saleswoman," going back to Middle French, from vend-, stem of vendre "to sell" + -euse, feminine agent suffix — more at vend, chanteuse

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“Vendeuse.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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