stagette n. an unmarried or unbetrothed woman; any woman or girl unaccompanied by a man, especially when socialiazing as part of a group of women or girls; (hence) especially in Canada, a pre-wedding party given for a bride; a bachelorette party. Also staggette; attrib. Etymological Note: stag ‘bachelor’ + -ette, a diminutive or feminine suffix from Old French. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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