Definitions for mademoiselleˌmæd ə məˈzɛl, ˌmæd mwə-, mæmˈzɛl; ˌmeɪ də məˈzɛl, -ˈzɛlz, ˌmeɪd mwə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mad•e•moi•selleˌmæd ə məˈzɛl, ˌmæd mwə-, mæmˈzɛl; ˌmeɪ də məˈzɛl, -ˈzɛlz, ˌmeɪd mwə-(n.)(pl.)mademoiselles; mes•de•moi•selles

  1. (often cap.) a French title equivalent to Miss.

    Ref: Abbr.: Mlle.

  2. a French governess.

  3. Ref: silver perch (def. 1). 1

Origin of mademoiselle:

1635–45; < F; OF ma damoisele my noble young lady; see madame , damsel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silver perch, mademoiselle, Bairdiella chrysoura(noun)

    small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico


  1. mademoiselle(Noun)

    Courtesy title for an unmarried woman in France or a French-speaking country

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mademoiselle(noun)

    a French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss

  2. Mademoiselle(noun)

    a marine food fish (Sciaena chrysura), of the Southern United States; -- called also yellowtail, and silver perch


  1. Mademoiselle

    Mademoiselle was a women's magazine first published in 1935 by Street and Smith and later acquired by Condé Nast Publications. Mademoiselle was known for publishing short stories by noted authors such as Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Jane Bowles, Jane Smiley, Mary Gordon, Paul Theroux, Sue Miller, Barbara Kingsolver, Perri Klass, Mona Simpson, Alice Munro, Harold Brodkey, Pam Houston, Jean Stafford, and Susan Minot. Julia Cameron was a frequent columnist. The art director was Barbara Kruger. In 1952, Sylvia Plath's short story Sunday at the Mintons won first prize and $500, as well as publication in the magazine. Her experiences during the summer of 1953 as a guest editor at Mademoiselle provided the basis for her novel, The Bell Jar. The August 1961 "college issue" of "Mademoiselle" included a photo of UCLA senior class president Willette Murphy, who did not realize she was making history as the first African-American model to appear in a mainstream fashion magazine. In the Sixties Mademoiselle Magazine was geared “to the smart young woman”. They categorically stated in their editorials that despite their young, maidenly name they were not geared to young teenagers. The majority of their readers may have been in college, in a job, some may have been married. Mademoiselle was interested in reaching only mature college freshmen and up, who were being exposed to the greatest literature, facing the greatest moral problems coping with all the complexities of the atomic age.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a polite title given to an unmarried female, either in writing or in speech

Miss Wilson; the Misses Wilson; Could you ask Miss Smith to type this letter?; Excuse me, miss. Could you tell me how to get to Princess Road?

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