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grisette

[ gri-zet ]
/ grɪˈzɛt /
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noun
a young French workingwoman.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM grisette

gri·set·tish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grisette

grisette
/ (ɡrɪˈzɛt) /

noun
(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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