Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A French suffix, the feminine form of -et (which see), retained in French words of recent introduction, as grisette, silhouette, etiquette, palette, sextette, coquette, etc. Some of these have older English forms in -et, as ticket, pallet, or are recently so spelled, as sextet, octet, coquet, etc.

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Examples

  • "Most of the people I've seen this year are completely desperate," said Angela Fida, owner of the Dari-ette, which is open from April through October.

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  • There is a wonderful "ette" word for you - and you know it (yes you do!) -

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • There are so many "- ette" words listed, it's hard to think of more.

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • But don't be fooled, Mistinguette, the suffix "ette" doesn't necessarily make une petite banque "une banquette".

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I love the "ette" theme and hope I'm not too late to ask about the word "musette".

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • There is a wonderful "ette" word for you - and you know it yes you do!

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • There are so many "-ette" words listed, it's hard to think of more.

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • To form the noun, just add the suffix "ette" to the verb for "farfouillette": a place to dig about in or "a rummage shop".

    farfouiller - French Word-A-Day

  • Some words that end in "oit/oid" in standard French end in "ette" in Canada.

    languagehat.com: ANOTHER HIATUS.

  • More "ette" than "room", our sleeping quarters have two facing armchairs (which presumably convert into bunk beds) but beyond that, there is barely enough space in which to sneeze.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

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