Definition of ladette in English:

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ladette

Pronunciation: /ladˈet/

noun

British informal
A young woman who behaves in a boisterously assertive or crude manner and engages in heavy drinking.
Example sentences
  • And the high profile of ladettes ignores the fact that the majority of women drink alone at home.
  • Says Dr Jackson: ‘Initially the term ladette was associated mainly with post-school-age young women.’
  • Fathers in Islamic countries do not want their dutiful daughters, who marry as virgins, turned into promiscuous, drunken, foul-mouthed, tattooed and pierced ladettes.

Origin

1990s: from lad + -ette.

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Syllabification: lad·ette

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