- an unmarried woman or girl: French title equivalent to Miss: abbrev. Mlle or Mdlle
- a French governess
- silver perch (sense )
Origin of mademoiselleFrench ; from ma, my + demoiselle, young lady ; from Old French dameisele: see damsel
nounpl. Mad·e·moi·selles or Mes·de·moi·selles Abbr. Mlle
- 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.
- mademoiselle Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman in a French-speaking area.
- mademoiselle pl. mademoiselles A French governess.
Origin of MademoiselleFrench, from Old French ma demoiselle : ma, my; see Madame + demoiselle, young lady (from damisele, from Vulgar Latin *dominicella, diminutive of Latin domina, lady; see Madame).