Definition of Parisienne in English:


Syllabification: Pa·ri·si·enne
Pronunciation: /pəˌrēzēˈen


  • A Parisian girl or woman.
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    • These were respectable people: the shopkeepers, the small businessmen, war veterans wearing their medals, more of those Parisiennes with pugs, men in berets carrying symbolic baguettes.
    • There were pothead hippies, in-line skaters, little old Parisiennes with pugs (admittedly not many).
    • I must admit to having had a small chuckle at the TV pics of thousands of Parisiennes booing at the result.


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  • (Especially of a girl or woman) Parisian.
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    • The drama selects scenes from famous operas and employs them to tell the story of a young Parisienne woman, and includes music from La Bohme and La Traviata among others.
    • It has her musing about cormorants, nautical terms and charts, spiders, ecology, conquistadors and hats on Parisienne heads.
    • The long, inward opening windows, are, however, very Parisienne.


mid 17th century: French, feminine of parisien 'Parisian'.

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