midinette

[mid-n-et; French mee-dee-net]
noun, plural midinettes [mid-n-ets; French mee-dee-net] .
a young Parisian saleswoman or seamstress.

Origin:
1905–10; < French, blend of midi noon and dînette light meal (see dinner, -ette); hence, one who has time for only a light meal at noon, with play on -ette as a feminine personal suffix, as in grisette grisette

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To midinette
Collins
World English Dictionary
midinette (ˌmɪdɪˈnɛt, French midinɛt)
 
n , pl -nettes
a Parisian seamstress or salesgirl in a clothes shop
 
[C20: from French, from midi noon + dinette light meal, since the girls had time for no more than a snack at midday]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences for midinette
A reworked version of perfect garden was later created as their midinette debut single.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature