Definition of minaudière in English:

minaudière

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

French, literally coquettish woman from minauder simper.

Pronunciation:

minaudière

/ˌmēnōdˈyer/