midinette


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midinette

(ˌmɪdɪˈnɛt; French midinɛt)
n, pl -nettes (-ˈnɛts; French -nɛt)
a Parisian seamstress or salesgirl in a clothes shop
[C20: from French, from midi noon + dinette light meal, since the girls had time for no more than a snack at midday]
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Noun1.midinette - a Parisian salesgirlmidinette - a Parisian salesgirl      
salesgirl, saleslady, saleswoman - a woman salesperson
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Brand names: Vuokkoset, Mimi, Midinette, private label
"Alabaster" appears regularly: Madge's foundation renders her "smooth and inexpressive as alabaster" (Under the Net 10); Isabel is a "plump little midinette" (The Italian Girl 81) and in her final scene appears as if "a warm radiance shone through like light through alabaster" (p.
Elle est si pregnante qu'elle demeure le seul foyer a travers lequel le hidalgo et la midinette voient le monde, y vivent, s'y demenent, y luttent-Les lectures que font le chevalier a la Triste Figure et la femme reveuse s'averent trop dangereuses, parce qu'elles sont tres alienantes.
(20) Dans la capitale pendant la periode de decadence le type de Parisienne s'est reduit a la bourgeoise et a la midinette qui ne sont pas difficiles a imiter (Dash, 148-149).
The first dish to arrive was a refreshingly dainty midinette salad with roasted chicken chunks, celery and green apple juliennes, brightened with a scattering of pomegranate seeds.
The "midinette", for instance, is a generically naive reader, who cries for the protagonists' sorrows in romances, as if she were projecting and transferring her own hopes, ideals and frustrations onto them.
To Montherlant, the athlete operated in defiance of a decadent society mired in and weakened by a midinette mawkish and emasculating morality.
Perhaps she is awaiting a midinette's visit, the subject of Boucher's conversation-piece lent to the little exhibition by the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, although it replicates a work already in the Wallace Collection: The Milliner's Visit.
It was at this time that Montherlant coined the phrase "la morale de midinette"--shop-girl morality--to describe the France he saw: a self-deluding, self-indulgent country with no moral fiber.
Other diaper brands include Diggis Dry and Midinette; Mimi and Vuokkoset are the company's sanitary protection labels.