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jolie-laide

jolie-laide
 adj.— «Simon Doonan, Barneys creative director, says pugs are “very jolie-laide.” That’s a French term for a woman who is oddly attractive though not conventionally beautiful. And that, says Doonan, “is very much what is happening in fashion right now.”» —“Pug o’ my heart” by Valli Herman Los Angeles Times May 6, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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