[ kuh-det ]

  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

Words Nearby cadette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cadette in a sentence

  • 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