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- noun A female
salesperson, a shopgirl, especially in Paris; a vacuous but fashionable young woman.
- noun A type of
miniature climbing rose.
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- noun a Parisian salesgirl
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First a quite charming and, what is not so usual, a quite intelligible fantasy in mime -- _The Magic Pipe_: Pierrot, faithless mistress, despair, sympathetic friend, adoring midinette, and so on.
Parisians of every class, from the _grande dame_ of the Faubourg Saint-Germain to the _midinette_ of the Rue de la Paix, or the professional beauty of Montmartre, are subdued and chastened by the sudden change that overtook their bright and exuberant existence.
Then we chatted discreetly with a Paris _midinette_ at the gate of the farm.
Nadine at Dour had been neat; Hélène at Carlepont had been companionable; the pretty midinette at Maast had been friendly and not over-dirty.
The little midinette thrown out of employment, the shopkeeper faced with ruin, the artist reduced to actual want -- they also are in the fighting line, and they are proud of it.
Their art differs from savage art as a French _midinette_ differs from a squaw, but it is as original and vital as the work of savages.
Chabanais, of one of the two "mysterious" midinette speak-easys in the dark Rue de Berlin (where the midinettes range from the tender age of forty-five to fifty), of the cellar of the tavern near the Panthéon with its tawdry wenches and beer and butt-soaked floors -- of tawdry resorts and tawdrier peoples.
Only a man who knew Paris well could detect a difference in the early morning crowds -- the absence of many young porters who used to carry great loads on their heads before quenching their thirst at the Chien Qui Fume, and the presence of many young girls of the midinette class, who in normal times lie later in bed before taking the metro to their shops.
Desnoyers knew all about his relations (so far honorable) with a midinette from the rue Taitbout.
Then came "Stark: A Conte," about a midinette who, so far as I could gather, murdered, or was about to murder, a mannequin.