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n. pl. min·au·dières (-dyârz′, -dyâr′)
A small ornamental case for cosmetics, jewelry, or personal items that is often carried as a handbag.

[French, from feminine of minaudier, affected, smirking, from minauder, to simper, smirk, from mine, appearance, countenance, from Old French, probably from Breton min, muzzle.]


(ˌmiːnəʊˈdjɛə; French minɔdjɛr)
(Clothing & Fashion) fashion a small, handleless bag usually carried by a woman as an accessory for formal wear


or min•au•diere

(ˌmi noʊˈdyɛər)

a small, sometimes jeweled case for a woman's cosmetics or other personal objects.
[1935–40; < French: orig., coquette, n. use of feminine of minaudier affected]
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More: Something that never goes out of style: Judith Leiber evening bags (or minaudiere, for those who want to practice their French or pretentiousness).
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Leiber designed one minaudiere as a bright blue and green peacock, its feathers spread in a semi-circle behind its body.
I carried a light and dark silver Judith Leiber minaudiere with this Art Deco design.
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