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Language: French
Origin:

-ette

suffix
     
-ette [in nouns]
1 a small thing of a particular type:
a kitchenette (=small kitchen)
a snackette (=a very small meal)
2 a woman who is doing a particular job:
an usherette (=female usher)
3 something that is not real, but is imitation (2):
flannelette
chairs covered with leatherette

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