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femme

 (fĕm)
n.
1. Slang A person, especially a lesbian or a gay man, who exhibits stereotypical feminine traits, often in an exaggerated way.
2. Informal A woman or girl.

[French, from Old French, from Latin fēmina; see feminine.]

femme adj.
fem·my adj.

femme

(French fam; English fɛm)
n
1. a woman or wife
2. a lesbian who adopts a feminine role in a relationship

femme

or fem

(fɛm)

n.
Slang. a woman who adopts the female role in a lesbian relationship.
[1960–65; < French: woman, Old French < Latin fēmina]
Translations

femme

[fæm, fem]
A. N la que hace de "chica" en una relación lesbiana
B. ADJ (in lesbian relationship) → femenina
C. CPD femme fatale Nmujer f fatal
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The first, as you said, contains two ladies with their femmes de chambre; the second contains the footmen, provisions, and necessaries.
There were a few among us who spoke of the Duchesse de Berri as our future mistress; but the notion prevailed that we should so soon pass into the hands of a femme de chambre, as to render the selection little desirable.
Duchesse de Berri = Marie Caroline (1798-1870), wife of Charles Ferdinand of Artois, Duke of Berry, second son of King Charles X; femme de chambre = lady's maid}
The youthful little Princess Bolkonskaya, known as la femme la plus seduisante de Petersbourg,* was also there.
She is what they call here a belle femme, which means that she is a tall, ugly woman, with style.
Il fait la cour a une jeune et jolie femme, and a husband who's a man of the world should only be flattered by it.
Sedley's kitchen--how black Sambo was in love with the cook (as indeed he was), and how he fought a battle with the coachman in her behalf; how the knife-boy was caught stealing a cold shoulder of mutton, and Miss Sedley's new femme de chambre refused to go to bed without a wax candle; such incidents might be made to provoke much delightful laughter, and be supposed to represent scenes of "life.
They wear old brown cloaks--so the femme de chambre told me--that you wouldn't use for a horse blanket.
Le focus cette annee sur la femme et la fille rurales part de la conscience de la Commission de l'importance de la contribution de ces femmes et filles a l'elimination de la pauvrete, au developpement durable et a la securite alimentaire et a la nutrition dans le monde.
Selon des statistiques officielles, les femmes tunisiennes rurales representent 70% du total de la main-d'oeuvre dans le secteur agricole.
euro]o[beaucoup moins que]Des droits que des femmes, dans des pays qui ont un long parcours en d[euro]u[c]mocratie, nae1/4aoont pas.
Entre 1891 et 1914, 16 projets de loi portant sur le droit de vote des femmes ont ete presentes a l'Assemblee legislative de la Colombie-Britannique, puis rejetes.