Colette

[ koh-let, kuh-, ko-; French kaw-let ]

noun
  1. Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette, 1873–1954, French author.

  2. a female given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Colette

Colette

/ (kɒˈlɛt) /


noun
  1. full name Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette. 1873–1954, French novelist; her works include Chéri (1920), Gigi (1944), and the series of Claudine books

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Cultural definitions for Colette

Colette

The nom de plume of Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine, a twentieth-century French writer noted for her novels about social and sexual politics. Her best-known works are Chéri and Gigi, which was adapted for a popular musical film.

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