mousme

mousme

(ˈmuːsmeɪ)
n
(in Japan)a girl or young unmarried woman
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94) and suggests names for two of his portrait sitters (Therese Catherine Mistral as 'the Mousme' [p.
Another example is the geisha girl in English and mousme in French as the epitome of the cliche of imposed sensuality on Japan.