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- n. An innocent, unsophisticated, naïve, wholesome girl or young woman.
- n. A dramatic role of such a woman; an actress playing such a role.
From the French word ingénue, the feminine form of ingénu (meaning “guileless”), originally from the Latin word ingenuus (meaning “ingenuous”). (Wiktionary)