matinee

[ mat-n-ey; especially British mat-n-ey ]SEE DEFINITION OF matinee

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He has invited the three of us to go to the matinee with him.

Now that I look more like a matinee idol, just how much more do you like me?

She would go out to lunch and indulge in the dissipation of a matinee.

It was like coming out from the matinee and seeing the crowds on the street.

Two o'clock, matinee—or something; haven't planned that yet.

Dressing, after the matinee on Wednesday, a knock came at her dressing-room door.

Are you and Constance going to take Charlie to the matinee to-morrow, dear?

Did you do that to-day at the matinee performance, chevalier?

But, of a sudden: "You came here directly after the matinee, I suppose?"

It's a splendid system—and how are you meeting the matinee problem?

WORD ORIGIN

"afternoon performance," 1848, from French matinée (musicale), from matinée "morning" (with a sense here of "daytime"), from matin "morning," from Old French matines (see matins). Originally as a French word in English; it lost its foreignness by late 19c.

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