Definition of jolie laide in English:
noun (plural jolies laides pronounced same)
A woman whose face is attractive despite having ugly features.
- But though she may look the part of une jolie laide, rail-thin in all black and tortoiseshell shades, smoothing over her vowels as she drops French names, Feist is wary of ascribing too much Gallic flavour to Let it Die.
- More likely it was the jolie laide factor - the beautiful - ugly thing that made them so appealing to me.
- Like her, the private clients who exemplified her ‘hard chic’ look were often jolies laides.
French, from jolie 'pretty' and laide 'ugly', feminine adjectives.
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