ven·​deuse väⁿ-ˈdərz How to pronounce vendeuse (audio)
vän-ˈdüz How to pronounce vendeuse (audio)
: a saleswoman especially in the fashion industry

Examples of vendeuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taps Warhol superstar Pat Ast as vendeuse. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 10 May 2021 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, 12 Mar. 2018

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vendeuse was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Vendeuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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