[ gri-zet ]
/ grɪˈzɛt /


a young French workingwoman.

Origin of grisette

1690–1700; < French, equivalent to gris gray (see griseous) + -ette -ette; originally a cheap gray fabric, or dress made of such fabric, worn by young working women in the garment trade
Related formsgri·set·tish, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for grisette


/ (ɡrɪˈzɛt) /


(esp formerly) a French working-class girl, esp a pretty or flirtatious one
an edible toadstool of the genus Amanita of broad-leaved and birch woods

Word Origin for grisette

C18: from French, from grisette grey fabric used for dresses, from gris grey
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