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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French midinette, from midi (midday) + dinette, diminutive of diner (dinner).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

midinette (plural midinettes)

  1. A female salesperson, a shopgirl, especially in Paris; a vacuous but fashionable young woman.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 611:
      This? One finds them in every other midinette’s haunt, literally for sous.
  2. A type of miniature climbing rose.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of midi +‎ dînette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mi.di.nɛt/
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NounEdit

midinette f (plural midinettes)

  1. shopgirl, salesclerk, midinette
  2. bimbo, midinette

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