jeune première

[ French zhœn pruh-myer ]
/ French ʒœn prəˈmyɛr /

noun, plural jeunes pre·mières [French zhœn pruh-myer] /French ʒœn prəˈmyɛr/.

the female juvenile lead in a play or movie.
a young actress who plays such a role.

Nearby words

  1. jeu,
  2. jeu d'esprit,
  3. jeu de mots,
  4. jeune fille,
  5. jeune premier,
  6. jeunesse dorée,
  7. jeux,
  8. jevons,
  9. jevons, william stanley,
  10. jew

Origin of jeune première

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

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