a young French workingwoman.

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

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grisette (ɡrɪˈzɛt)
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
[C18: from French, from grisette grey fabric used for dresses, from gris grey]

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