a girl or woman who is a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.

Origin of Parisienne

1885–90; < French parisienne, feminine of parisien Parisian

Usage note

See -enne. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for parisienne

Historical Examples of parisienne

  • According to her, he was in love with a young Parisienne, who received him very kindly.

  • Fine teeth, black eyes, a dainty foot, a figure like a Parisienne's.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

  • And Nunkie talked and talked: the Parisienne, a perpetual scandal!

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • She, Lily Clifton, 161 was treated like a “Parisienne”: she hated that sort!

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • If you want a woman who is fast, a Parisienne is best, or even an American.