minaudière

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min·au·dière

 (mē′nō-dyâr′)
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.]

minaudiere

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

min•au•dière

or min•au•diere

(ˌmi noʊˈdyɛər)

n.
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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Her first award was for a woven, mesh metal minaudiere.
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