from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a young unmarried woman.

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  • noun a young woman


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  • "_Ma fille, ma fille_," and the half-inquiring accent of Wanamee's voice fell on her ear.

    A Little Girl in Old Quebec

  • Even the Marriage de ma fille is a marriage in high life, and the

    Gardening by Myself

  • Listen to the French word "fille" and the above quote: Download fille. mp3.

    fille - French Word-A-Day

  • Listen to the French word "fille" and the above quote: Download fille.mp3 .

    fille - French Word-A-Day

  • Suddenly those shoes represent so much to me: a lifetime or two (my son's and daughter's, combined), the duration of our belle-mère/belle-fille friendship, and the number of years that I've known my husband.


  • Quand mon fils m'a taquiné, en disant que j'étais vieille, ma fille acrié "retires-le!"

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Higher than a street prostitute or a fille libre but lower than the legendary grandes horizontales , lionesses and amazons , Chanel was a grisette , "the young milliner, glover or seamstress . . . who often took lovers to boost their pitiful earnings."

    The Enduring Coco Chanel

  • Notre fille a réussi le concours de saut d'obstacle sans fautes (sans faire tomber les barres).

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  • The girl loses control of her boy's toys and by the time l'hunque emerges from his boudoir, la fille has been eaten by the sofa.

    The Hard Sell: Stella Artois

  • EVER, I reply, giving a typical belle-fille* response to her belle-mère, though it is entirely unnecessary in view of our unusual daughter-in-law/mother-in-law complicité.



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  • filles are female horses, am i not correct?

    October 11, 2008

  • That would be fillies (singular: filly).

    October 11, 2008