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ladette Line breaks: lad|ette
Pronunciation: /ladˈɛt/

Definition of ladette in English:


British informal
A young woman who behaves in a boisterously assertive or crude manner and engages in heavy drinking sessions.
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.


1990s: from lad + -ette.

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