mademoiselle

Definitions

  • MADEMOISELLE JEANNETTE AND MONSIEUR AJAX
    MADEMOISELLE JEANNETTE AND MONSIEUR AJAX
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mademoiselle small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Last of the Laidmanoirs and Mademoiselle Desgarcins The Last of the Laidmanoirs and Mademoiselle Desgarcins
The weasel perches on Mademoiselle's shoulder The weasel perches on Mademoiselle's shoulder

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mademoiselle A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss.
    • Mademoiselle (Zoöl) A marine food fish (Sciæna chrysura), of the Southern United States; -- called also yellowtail, and silver perch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mademoiselle mad-mwa-zel′ a courteous form of address to a young lady: Miss.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. ma, my, f. of mon, + demoiselle, young lady. See Damsel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., ma, my, and demoiselle.

Usage

In literature:

She was orphan, Mademoiselle, and I was obliged to be out all day, and she would come too.
"Grandmother Dear" by Mrs. Molesworth
Mademoiselle, Mademoiselle, did ye ever have a castle illumined for you before?
"Pixie O'Shaughnessy" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
But Mademoiselle was a person of authority, and would not have it disputed.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
Madame Younge returned something which I did not see: Mademoiselle Sillery gave a silver Cupid, which had served her for an essence-bottle.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Monsieur le Duc had sent to ask if Mademoiselle were still suffering from her sick headache.
"The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
Dressed all in black and thickly veiled, Mademoiselle Vseslavitch came quickly out of the doorway and walked down the street.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
Shall we not be happy then, mademoiselle?
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
Mademoiselle Simone's eyes danced mockingly, and her mow confirmed beyond a doubt the revelation of clothes and accent.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Mademoiselle Source had adopted this boy under very sad circumstances.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Indeed, he went to the telephone at the farther end of the room and held a conversation with the Tsaritza's confidante, Mademoiselle Kamensky.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

"CORALINE CELESTINE EULALIE,
Houp le! Je vous aime, oui, mossoo,
Combien donnez moi aujourd'hui
Bonjour, Mademoiselle, parlez voo."
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
MADEMOISELLE DE LA SAUCE MAYONNAISE
Was a witty and beautiful miss,
Extremely correct in her ways,
But her English consisted of this:
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
MADEMOISELLE DE LA SAUCE MAYONNAISE
Didn't yield to a gnawing despair
But married a soldier, and plays
As a pretty and pert Vivandiere.
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
She paus'd ; and fix'd her eyes upon her fan ;
He took a pinch of snuff, and thus began ;
Madam, if Love — but he cou'd say no more,
For Mademoiselle came rapping at the door.
"Wednesday, the Tête à Tête" by Mary Wortley Montagu

In news:

Is it Keira Knightley or Natalie Portman in this ad for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance.
Magazine powerhouse Conde Nast will cease publication of Mademoiselle, the women's fashion and lifestyle magazine that has been battered by a weak advertising climate that worsened after the Sept 11 attacks, a company spokeswoman said Monday.
Mademoiselle ban reminds us that language is tricky – and often subjective.
Ilmari Tapiovaara's Mademoiselle rocking chair in painted solid beech by Artek, 212-219-0589.
Blake Lively's gig as spokesperson for Chanel's Mademoiselle handbag line has critics 'grumbling'.
Mademoiselle Chambon Directed by Stephane Brize Lorber Films Opens May 28, Lincoln Plaza and Cinema Village.
French Feminists Say 'Non' To ' Mademoiselle '.
From Rallet Nº1 to Chanel Nº5 versus Mademoiselle Chanel Nº1.
Mademoiselle and the Doctor.
After struggling to revamp its identity in a depressed advertising environment, Mademoiselle , the 66-year-old magazine for young women, long considered a mainstay of the Condé Nast stable, is closing.
Mademoiselle Is Seeking a Fashionable New Look.
After 57 years of being known for its short stories, Mademoiselle is giving up fiction for fashion.
Mademoiselle ban reminds us that language is tricky – and often subjective.
Women work out at Mademoiselle.
GlobalPost reported on the linguistic brouhaha last year, noting that "mademoiselle" is used for young or unmarried women, and "madame" for married women, the same as Mrs in English.
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