[ kuh-det ]
/ kəˈdɛt /


(initial capital letter) Also called Cadette scout. a member of the Girl Scouts from 12 through 14 years of age.
Australian. a female government employee, especially a woman appointed to civil service.

Origin of cadette

First recorded in 1670–80; cad(et) + -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cadette

  • Then Lucy Morris entered the room with Nina, the cadette of the family.

    The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
  • You know that Cadette Saint-Avit is elderly, as the waiting-woman of a rector ought to be.

    The Queen Pedauque|Anatole France