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Pierrette

[ pee-uh-ret; French pye-ret ]
/ ˌpi əˈrɛt; French pyɛˈrɛt /
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noun, plural Pi·er·rettes [pee-uh-rets; French pye-ret]. /ˌpi əˈrɛts; French pyɛˈrɛt/. (sometimes lowercase)

the female counterpart of a Pierrot, usually accompanying him, as in an entertainment or masquerade.

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Origin of Pierrette

First recorded in 1885–90
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