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jeune première

[French zhœn pruh-myer]
noun, plural jeunes pre·mières [French zhœn pruh-myer] /French ʒœn prəˈmyɛr/.
  1. the female juvenile lead in a play or movie.
  2. a young actress who plays such a role.
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Origin of jeune première

1920–25; < French: literally, young first (actress)
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