What does femme mean?

femme meaning in Etymology Dictionary

French, actually "woman," from Old French feme, from Latin femina "woman, a female" (see feminine). Slang for "young girl" from 1928; indicating "passive and more feminine lover in a lesbian couple" attested by 1961.

femme meaning in General Dictionary

a female. See Feme, n.

femme - French to English


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  • girl medical practitioner
  • female

Sentence Examples with the word femme

Ix.; Berthe Vadier, Un Moraliste du X VI me siecle: Jean-Louis Vives et son livre de l'education de la femme chretienne (Geneva, 1892); G.

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