jolie laide

/ French (ʒɔli lɛd) /

noun plural jolies laides (ʒɔli lɛd)

a woman whose ugliness forms her chief fascination

Nearby words

  1. joktaleg,
  2. joky,
  3. jol,
  4. jole,
  5. jolie,
  6. joliet,
  7. joliet, louis,
  8. joliette,
  9. joliot-curie,
  10. jolivet

Word Origin for jolie laide

literally: pretty (attractive) ugly woman

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