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[puh-ree-zee-en] /pəˌri ziˈɛn/
a girl or woman who is a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.
Origin of Parisienne
1885-90; < French parisienne, feminine of parisien Parisian
Usage note
See -enne. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he added with convincing certainty that madame was without doubt Parisienne.

    Max Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • Fine teeth, black eyes, a dainty foot, a figure like a Parisienne's.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Lily—it was a distant memory, but no matter—recognized Poland, the Parisienne, with the painted face and the violent scent.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • And Nunkie talked and talked: the Parisienne, a perpetual scandal!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • In another respect the Victorian is the direct opposite of the Parisienne.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • She, Lily Clifton, 161 was treated like a “Parisienne”: she hated that sort!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • The "Parisienne" was the smallest size, and the "Grosse Nonpareille" the largest.

    The Printed Book Henri Bouchot
  • The weather may be bitterly cold, but that makes no difference to the Parisienne.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • I think you must have "evoluted" from that neat blending of serpent and dove which eventually produces a perfect Parisienne.

    Set in Silver Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • Wherever there is clever entertainment, there one finds the swell Parisienne.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd

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