Definition of jeune fille in US English:

jeune fille

noun

  • Especially in French-speaking contexts: a young girl. Also occasionally as predicative adjective: characteristic of a young girl or ingénue.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Foote (bap. 1721, d. 1777), actor and playwright. From French jeune fille girl from jeune young + fille daughter, girl.

Pronunciation

jeune fille

/ˌʒəːn ˈfiː/