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jeune fille

[zhœn fee-yuh] /ʒœn ˈfi yə/
noun, plural jeunes filles
[zhœn fee-yuh] /ʒœn ˈfi yə/ (Show IPA).
a girl or young woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I don't know what a jeune fille is, but I do know——" He sprang up.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • He had never been alone with her before; he had never been alone with a jeune fille.

  • She spent her life in a constant struggle with the American "jeune fille."

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • In France the jeune fille of good family does not meet her lover unattended.

    Idle Ideas in 1905 Jerome K. Jerome
  • She has never really recovered from the shock poor papa gave her prejudices—the prejudices of the jeune fille anglaise.

    The Rescue Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The ‘jeune fille’ would have been quite enough for me to show, and it is dreadful to have to leave it unfinished now.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • When Olive came out of the inner room presently he told her that he had sold the “jeune fille.”

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • Miss West is quite a distinguished example of our jeune fille sportive!

    Etheldreda the Ready Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Raymond perceived that she had not only the costume but several other of the attributes of a jeune fille.

Word Origin and History for jeune fille

French, literally "young girl."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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