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Grisette

Definition of the noun Grisette

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noun - plural: grisettes

  1. A French girl or young married woman of the lower class; more frequently, a young working woman who is fond of gallantry.

Explanation

Grisette: The word grisette has referred to a French working-class woman from the late 17th century and remained in common use through the Belle Époque era, albeit with some modifications to its meaning. It derives from gris, and refers to the cheap grey fabric of the dresses these women originally wore. The 1694 edition of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française described a grisette as simply "a woman of lowly condition". By the 1835 edition of the dictionary, her status had risen somewhat.

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Google previewInternational Bohemia (2013)

Scenes of Nineteenth-Century Life by Daniel Cottom

A grisette is a treasure Because, with no real exertion Or even a ballroom excursion, ...

Google previewParis À la Carte (1912)

by Julian Street

The grisette is an extinct animal, having evolved into the model or the cocotte, and though one sees in these cafes evidences of the fact that life in the Latin Quarter may still be loose, the students' trousers are not nearly so loose as they were ...

Google previewEverybody's Magazine (1911)

The grisette is an extinct animal, having evolved into the model or cocotte, and though one sees in these cafes evidences of the fact that life in the Latin Quarter may still be loose, the students' trousers are not nearly so loose as they were ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

grisette A grisette is a common edible woodland mushroom, or a young working- class ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

Amanita fulva (tawny grisette) See Amanita vaginata. Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) A species of agaric fungi found associated with ...

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1892)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

GRISETTE GUANO 429 *grisette, sb. : Fr. : a gray woollen fabric much worn by women of the working-classes in France; a young woman of the working-classes, a shop girl, a sempstress, a chambermaid. 1768 there thou mayest solace thy ...

Google previewA Cyclopaedia of Costume Or Dictionary of Dress, Including Notices of Contemporaneous Fashions on the Continent: A general history of costume in Europe (1879)

by James Robinson Planché

and wool, or ferrandine, composed of silk and cotton ; serge, and other inferior manufactures, especially one called grisette, from its colour, whence the name of grisette, which subsequently became the appellation of girls of all occupations.

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1895)

by Walter William Skeat

Grisette, Grisled ; see Grizzly.

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

Brest, Calais, Cherbourg, Marseilles, Nantes French secondary school lycée French servant bonne, valet French sheep dog briard French shop boutique French shop girl grisette French shrine Lourdes French silk soie French sleeping car ...

Google previewThe Royal Dictionary Abridged (1802)

by Abel Boyer

Grisette, s.f. gray gotvn ; also tradesman's daughter or vvife, plain girl or tvencb. Une jolie grisette, a prettv plain girl.

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

< F- grisette (= Sp. gri- seta = It. grisetto), a sort of gray fabric (see def. 1), dim. of gris, gray: seeorae4.] 1. Originally, a sort of gray woolen fabric, much used for dresses by women of the lower classes in France : so called from its gray color. Hence ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

GRISETTE, gre'zet' (Fr.). A sort of woolen cloth, so called from its gray color, frequently worn by the French women of the lower class. Hence the name is applied to young women employed as shop girls, sewing girls, chambermaids, etc.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1889)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney

grisette (= Sp. griseta = It. grisetto), a sort of gray fabric (see def. 1), dim. of gris, gray: see grise4.] 1. Ori£ a sort of gray woolen fabric, much used or dresses by women of the lower classes in France: so called from its gray color. Hence –2.

Google previewD. G. H. Z.'s allgemeines oeconomisches Lexicon ... Nebst einem Anhange eines Land- und Hauswirthschaftskalenders ... Sechste ... vermehrte Ausgabe von C. A. Leich (1800)

by Georg Heinrich ZINKEN

Grisette, ist eine Pastete, welche von ge bratwem und kleingeschuittnem Kalbfleisch, Nierenstollen, Gewürz, und dergleichen zu bereitet, gebacken und verkehrt ausgesetzt wird; Man nennt sie daher eine verkehrte Pastete, ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1906)

Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea; a Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words, Prepared Under the Supervision of Francis Andrew March ... and Francis Andrew March, Jr by Francis Andrew March

A lecher Grisette ...

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Scrabble value of G2R1I1S1E1T1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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