1. (initial capital letter) Also called Cadette scout. a member of the Girl Scouts from 12 through 14 years of age.
  2. 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. 2018

Examples from the Web for cadette

Historical Examples of 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