"maid," mid-15c., especially in reference to Joan of Arc (called in Old French la pucelle from c.1423), according to French sources from Vulgar Latin *pulicella "maid" (cf. Italian pulcella), diminutive of Latin pulla, fem. of pullus "young animal" (see foal (n.)), but there are difficulties with this derivation. Also in English, 16c., "a drab, a slut."
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The false Pucelle then knelt, confessed her sin, and cried for mercy.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
In the old time Domrémy paid no taxes because of the Pucelle.
It is not the Pucelle who would have put them out, do you think?
After a retention of above thirty years, his Pucelle appeared.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
The Pucelle is at least the wit of a rational man, and not the prying beastliness of a satyr.Voltaire