Genet

[ zhuh-ney; French zhuh-ne ]
/ ʒəˈneɪ; French ʒəˈnɛ /

noun

Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, 1910–86, French playwright and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for jean genet (1 of 3)

genet

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genette (dʒɪˈnɛt)

/ (ˈdʒɛnɪt) /

noun

any agile catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Genetta, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Europe, having an elongated head, thick spotted or blotched fur, and a very long tail
the fur of such an animal

Word Origin for genet

C15: from Old French genette, from Arabic jarnayt

British Dictionary definitions for jean genet (2 of 3)

genet

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/ (ˈdʒɛnɪt) /

noun

an obsolete spelling of jennet

British Dictionary definitions for jean genet (3 of 3)

Genet

/ (French ʒənɛ) /

noun

Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1910–86, French dramatist and novelist; his novels include Notre-Dame des Fleurs (1944) and his plays Les Bonnes (1947) and Le Balcon (1956)
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