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statuette

[stach-oo-et]
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noun
  1. a small statue.
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Origin of statuette

From French, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at statue, -ette
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  • Anderson turned away from him and regarded the statuette gravely.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn

  • Carefully he placed the object between the beer keg and the statuette.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn

  • I might, perhaps, do a statuette of her; if I did, you should have a cast.

    The Dark Flower

    John Galsworthy

  • He's asked me to make a statuette of his daughter on horseback.

    The Dark Flower

    John Galsworthy

  • And that statuette would never be any good, try as he might.

    The Dark Flower

    John Galsworthy


British Dictionary definitions for statuette

statuette

noun
  1. a small statue
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Word Origin and History for statuette

n.

1843, from statue with French diminutive ending -ette.

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