- (often initial capital letter) a French title of respect equivalent to “Miss”, used in speaking to or of a girl or unmarried woman: Mademoiselle Lafitte. Abbreviation: Mlle.
- a French governess.
- silver perch(def 1).
Origin of mademoiselle
Examples from the Web for mademoiselle
The praise she got in magazines such as Vanity Fair and Mademoiselle never equaled the attacks that came her way.Thank You, Elizabeth Wurtzel: ‘Prozac Nation’ Turns 20
July 31, 2014
The former editor of French Vogue is the subject of a documentary, ‘Mademoiselle C,’ about the making of her new magazine.
A new documentary about her, Mademoiselle C, opens Wednesday.
Mademoiselle C, the highly anticipated documentary about Carine Roitfeld, hits theaters on September 11.Karl Lagerfeld Shows His Paternal Side in Carine Roitfeld Documentary
September 3, 2013
Then we came back to New York and I got a job working at Mademoiselle.The Queen of the Cookbook
February 23, 2010
The son of Monseigneur will in the autumn marry Mademoiselle de Voincourt.The Dream
"Mademoiselle, I see, does not approve of such bourgeois diversions," said he.Night and Morning, Complete
First, Mademoiselle, I must decide whether I choose to be paid.
"Mademoiselle Gilder made a bargain with me yesterday," he said.
But without doubt Madame, Mademoiselle's friend had forgotten the hour.The Incomplete Amorist
- a young unmarried French girl or woman: usually used as a title equivalent to Miss
- a French teacher or governess
Word Origin and History for mademoiselle
mid-15c., "unmarried Frenchwoman," from French mademoiselle (12c.), from a compound of ma dameisele (see damsel), literally "young mistress."