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cadette

[kuh-det] /kəˈdɛt/
noun
1.
(initial capital letter). Also called Cadette scout. a member of the Girl Scouts from 12 through 14 years of age.
2.
Australian. a female government employee, especially a woman appointed to civil service.
Origin of cadette
1670-1680
1670-80; cad(et) + -ette
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  • Then Lucy Morris entered the room with Nina, the cadette of the family.

    The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
  • You know that cadette Saint-Avit is elderly, as the waiting-woman of a rector ought to be.

    The Queen Pedauque Anatole France

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