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jeune fille

[zhœn fee-yuh] /ʒœn ˈfi yə/
noun, plural jeunes filles
[zhœn fee-yuh] /ʒœn ˈfi yə/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a girl or young woman.
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  • Le temps o nous nous sommes aims n'a gure dur, jeune fille; il a pass comme un coup de vent!

    Thelma Marie Corelli
  • He had never been alone with her before; he had never been alone with a jeune fille.

  • The new association was for the jeune fille, and was to be more limited and intimate.

    Fifth Avenue Arthur Bartlett Maurice
  • She has never really recovered from the shock poor papa gave her prejudices—the prejudices of the jeune fille anglaise.

    The Rescue Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Do you think a jeune fille franaise bien leve could have talked to you alone as I have done the past two days?

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • When Olive came out of the inner room presently he told her that he had sold the “jeune fille.”

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • Madame was too charitable to criticise, but I think she regarded the jeune fille Anglaise as unbecomingly emancipated.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • Miss West is quite a distinguished example of our jeune fille sportive!

    Etheldreda the Ready Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • There was a jeune fille in Paris who used to promenade with us sometimes for the benefit of hearing me talk English.

    More about Pixie Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Word Origin and History for jeune fille
n.

French, literally "young girl."

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