Mad·e·moi·selle (măd′ə-mə-zĕl, măd-mwä-zĕl)
n. pl. Mad·e·moi·selles (-zĕlz) or Mes·de·moi·selles (mād′mwä-zĕl) Abbr. Mlle
1. Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a girl or an unmarried woman in a French-speaking area: Mademoiselle Turot; Mademoiselle Isabelle Turot. See Usage Note at miss2.
2. mademoiselle Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman in a French-speaking area.
3. mademoisellepl. mademoiselles A French governess.
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