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Parisienne

[puh-ree-zee-en] /pəˌri ziˈɛn/
noun
1.
a girl or woman who is a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.
Origin of Parisienne
1885-1890
1885-90; < French parisienne, feminine of parisien Parisian
Usage note
See -enne.
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  • According to her, he was in love with a young Parisienne, who received him very kindly.

    Woman's Work in Music Arthur Elson
  • Fine teeth, black eyes, a dainty foot, a figure like a Parisienne's.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • And Nunkie talked and talked: the Parisienne, a perpetual scandal!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • She, Lily Clifton, 161 was treated like a “Parisienne”: she hated that sort!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • If you want a woman who is fast, a Parisienne is best, or even an American.

  • Every Parisienne, some Americans, a few English women, possess this gift.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • The "Parisienne" was the smallest size, and the "Grosse Nonpareille" the largest.

    The Printed Book Henri Bouchot
  • But she was all eyes for the girl, who in turn devoured this model Parisienne.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • The weather may be bitterly cold, but that makes no difference to the Parisienne.

    In Vanity Fair

    Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • Wherever there is clever entertainment, there one finds the swell Parisienne.

    In Vanity Fair

    Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd

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