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nymphet

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EtymologyEdit

nymph +‎ -et (diminutive), attested 1612.

NounEdit

nymphet (plural nymphets)

  1. (obsolete) A small nymph. [17th-19th c.]
  2. A sexually attractive girl or young woman. [from 20th c.]

Usage notesEdit

More common than the alternative spelling nymphette, which uses the more standard feminine suffix -ette.

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ReferencesEdit

  • The changing English language, Brian Foster, 1968, pp. 185–186 – on spelling nymphet versus nymphette