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/