[ swahn-yey; French swa-nyey ]
/ swɑnˈyeɪ; French swaˈnyeɪ /
carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed.
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
/ (ˈswɑːnjeɪ, French swaɲe) /
Word Origin for soigné
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
"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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