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diseuse

[French dee-zœz]
noun, plural di·seuses [dee-zœz] /diˈzœz/.
  1. a female professional entertainer who performs monologues.
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Origin of diseuse

1895–1900; < French, feminine of diseur diseur; see -euse
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  • She has sung by the grace of God, as our German brethren say, and as a diseuse she has won more success than as a singer.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for diseuse

diseuse

noun
  1. (esp formerly) an actress who presents dramatic recitals, usually sung accompanied by musicMale counterpart: diseur (French dizœr)
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Word Origin

C19: from French, feminine of diseur speaker, from dire to speak, from Latin dīcere
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