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precieuse (noun) – An affected woman of polite society, esp. one of the literary women of the French salons of the 17th century.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Pedantic woman, woman aiming at refined delicacy of language and taste” (1727), from French précieuse, noun use of fem. of précieux; especially as lampooned in Molière’s comedy “Les Précieuses ridicules” (1659).


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