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grisette

[gri-zet] /grɪˈzɛt/
noun
1.
a young French workingwoman.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French, equivalent to gris gray (see griseous) + -ette -ette; originally a cheap gray fabric, or dress made of such fabric, worn by young working women in the garment trade
Related forms
grisettish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grisette

grisette

/ɡrɪˈzɛt/
noun
1.
(esp formerly) a French working-class girl, esp a pretty or flirtatious one
2.
an edible toadstool of the genus Amanita of broad-leaved and birch woods
Word Origin
C18: from French, from grisette grey fabric used for dresses, from gris grey
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