A small, decorative handbag without handles or a strap.
- ‘You can see more of her minaudière pieces on eBay, just be sure they are not fake replicas.’
- ‘Handcrafted, the minaudière opens to a discreetly engraved mirror.’
French, literally ‘coquettish woman’, from minauder ‘simper’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.