Definitions

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  • n. A woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.

Etymologies

From the term quaint. Historically in the 1810’s, females with dandy attributes where called dandyess or dandizettes. As dandy became a descriptor applied exclusively to men starting in the latter half of the 19th century, quaintrelle then became the word applied to females. (Wiktionary)

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  • "a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and the cultivation of Life’s pleasures"

    April 20, 2010

  • Yeah, I've used that before. It's fun. :)

    April 24, 2008

  • You probably need to have tried the 'online bubble wrap stress eraser' featured on bubble wrap page and requested a second sheet to fully appreciate what I saw in the format of your ' ... must ... have ... ' comment, chained_bear.

    April 24, 2008

  • Ohhh. OK, well... no, I meant "must have this word." So I added it to some list or other. Innit just the cutest?! So is the little fop tag.

    April 24, 2008

  • You quaint it, sionnach, I'll chant it. Well, almost.

    April 24, 2008

  • In one, reesetee. With the dots it looked so good I thought 'twas intended.

    April 24, 2008

  • Why does this word remind me of a cute mushroom?

    April 24, 2008

  • C_b, I think gangerh means that when your comment came up on the comments list, it read "must . . . have" more. :-)

    April 24, 2008

  • uhh... no.... ?

    April 23, 2008

  • '... must ... have ...'
    Haha, cunning play on the comment feed c_b but shouldn't it be on the bubblewrap page?
    More ... please ...

    April 23, 2008

  • ... must ... have ...

    April 23, 2008

  • Female equivalent of a fop

    April 23, 2008