(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.

Nearby words

  1. cadent house,
  2. cadential,
  3. cadenza,
  4. cadet,
  5. cadet cloth,
  6. cadge,
  7. cadger,
  8. cadgy,
  9. cadi,
  10. cadillac

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