Chanteuse



a female singer, especially one who sings in nightclubs and cabarets.
noun
a female singer, esp in a nightclub or cabaret
n.

“female singer of popular songs,” 1888, from French chanteuse (16c.), fem. agent noun of chanter “to sing” (see chant (v.)). In Old French, the word was chanteresse.

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