from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A French working-class girl or young woman.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Originally, a sort of gray woolen fabric, much used for dresses by women of the lower classes in France: so called from its gray color. Hence —2. A young woman of the working class; especially, a young woman employed as a shopgirl, a sewing girl, or a chambermaid: commonly applied by foreigners in Paris to the young women of this class who are free in their manners on the streets or in the shops.
- noun The noctuid moth Acronycta strigosa: an English collectors' name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A French girl or young married woman of the lower class; more frequently, a young working woman who is fond of gallantry.
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- noun A French girl or young married woman of the lower class; especially, a young working-class woman of perceived easy morals.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, a cheap gray dress fabric, grisette, from gris, gray; see grisaille.]
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From French grisette, from gris ("grey").
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