Definition of ouvreuse in English:

ouvreuse

noun

  • In France: an usherette.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. From French ouvreuse usherette, woman who acts as doorkeeper for theatrical boxes, specifically use of feminine form corresponding to ouvreur opener, doorman from ouvrir to open + -eur.

Pronunciation

ouvreuse

/uːˈvrəːz/