One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small, decorative handbag without handles or a strap.
- ‘Handcrafted, the minaudière opens to a discreetly engraved mirror.’
- ‘You can see more of her minaudière pieces on eBay, just be sure they are not fake replicas.’
French, literally ‘coquettish woman’, from minauder ‘simper’.
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