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damoiselle

or dam·o·sel, dam·o·zel

[ dam-uh-zel ]
/ ˌdæm əˈzɛl /
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noun Archaic.

archaic variants of damsel.

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Example sentences from the Web for damoiselle

  • Votre majest ave fausse French enough to deceive la plus sage damoiselle dat is en France.

    King Henry the Fifth|William Shakespeare
  • Fortunately, that discreet damoiselle, Oudarde Musnier, turned the conversation in time.

  • Eight years after this the Queen granted a life-pension to her “damoiselle of the chamber,” Philippa Chaucer.

British Dictionary definitions for damoiselle

damoiselle

damosel or damozel

/ (ˌdæməˈzɛl) /

noun

archaic variants of damsel
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