meeskite
 adj.Note: “Jolie-laide” is the French term for it. «Little, purebred dogs are certainly among the easier animals to find homes for, but Rosie was a bit “mature” when she entered my shelter as a homeless stray. A somewhat crusty old lady, this little Shitzu was in fact a mess when I first brought Marilyn to meet her. The Yiddish word “meeskite” meaning “someone so homely she’s actually cute,” the proverbial face only a mother could love, that was Rosie.» —“Rosie & Marilyn” by Ken White SFGate.com (San Francisco, California) May 12, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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