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or minaudiere

[mee-noh-dyair; French mee-noh-dyer] /ˌmi noʊˈdyɛər; French mi noʊˈdyɛr/
noun, plural minaudieres
[mee-noh-dyairz; French mee-noh-dyer] /ˌmi noʊˈdyɛərz; French mi noʊˈdyɛr/ (Show IPA)
a small, sometimes jeweled case for a woman's cosmetics or other personal objects, often carried as a handbag.
Origin of minaudière
1935-40 (earlier in sense “coquette”); < French minaudière orig., coquette, person with affected manners, noun use of feminine of minaudier affected, equivalent to minaud(er) to have an affected manner (verbal derivative, with -aud adj. suffix (see ribald), of mine facial expression, probably < Breton min muzzle) + -ier -ier2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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