a woman's small handbag, often lavishly decorated with expensive materials, as precious metals or gems, used for formal wear
Origin of minaudièreFr, coquette (obs.) from feminine of adjective minaudier, simpering, affected
A small ornamental case for cosmetics, jewelry, or personal items that is often carried as a handbag.
Origin of minaudiereFrench from feminine of minaudier affected, smirking from minauder to simper, smirk from mine appearance, countenance from Old French probably from Breton min muzzle
- A type of formal, decorative women's clutch bag without handles or a strap. [from 20th c.]
From French minaudiÃ¨re.