noun, plural dem·oi·selles [dem-wuh-zelz; French duh-mwa-zel] /ˌdɛm wəˈzɛlz; French də mwaˈzɛl/.
Origin of demoiselle
Examples from the Web for demoiselle
Historical Examples of demoiselle
He would fall in love, not with the demoiselle, but the dower.Night and Morning, Complete
There's for the demoiselle who craved for knights to break lances for her!'Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
Then she said, almost breathlessly, "We are not to talk to the French demoiselle."A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
And if I am not an excellent husband to the demoiselle, it will be her own fault.My Novel, Complete
Alone missing from it was the cold, colorless beauty of the demoiselle Marie.Robin Hood
Word Origin for demoiselle
1510s, from French demoiselle (Old French dameiselle); see damsel.