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soigné

or soi·gnée

[swahn-yey; French swa-nyey]
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adjective
  1. carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed.
  2. well-groomed.
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Origin of soigné

1915–20; < French, past participle of soigner to take care of < Germanic (compare Old Saxon sunnea care, concern)
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British Dictionary definitions for soignee

soigné

feminine soigne

adjective
  1. well-groomed; elegant
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Word Origin

French, from soigner to take good care of, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon sunnea care
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Word Origin and History for soignee

soigne

adj.

"prepared with great attention to detail," 1821, from French soigné (fem. soignée), from past participle of soigner "to take care of," from soin "care," which is of unknown origin.

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