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Meaning of GRISETTE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gri*sette"\, n. [F., fr. grisette a gray woolen cloth,
fr. gris gray. Grisettes were so called because they wore
gray gowns made of this stuff. See {Gars}.]
A French girl or young married woman of the lower class; more
frequently, a young working woman who is fond of gallantry.
--Sterne.

 

 

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