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ninon

[nee-non; French nee-nawn]
noun
  1. a sturdy chiffon or voile constructed in either plain or novelty weaves and generally used in the manufacture of women's garments, curtains, and drapery.
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Origin of ninon

1910–15; < French: generic use of nickname for Anne proper name
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Historical Examples of ninon

  • "Joy marks the force of the intellect," said the pleasure-loving Ninon.

    The Women of the French Salons

    Amelia Gere Mason

  • Again Ninon let him feel just a hint of resistance, and risked a tiny pout.

    Time and the Woman

    G. Gordon Dewey

  • Ninon watched him with envious eyes, waiting until he was fully alert.

    Time and the Woman

    G. Gordon Dewey

  • Ninon snatched out the little beta-gun, then, leveled it and fired.

    Time and the Woman

    G. Gordon Dewey

  • Ninon sorted through her meagre store of remembered reading.

    Time and the Woman

    G. Gordon Dewey


British Dictionary definitions for ninon

ninon

noun
  1. a fine strong silky fabric
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Word Origin for ninon

C20: from French
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