June 22nd, 2004

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The WotD is rather topical ... it was used to describe beloved Assistant!Jo not five minutes ago by one of our more refined colleagues.

Today's WotD is:

Brit informal A young woman who behaves in a boisterously assertive manner and engages in heavy drinking sessions

Ladette came to prominence in the 90s, coined by the British tabloid press to describe the new wave of female TV and radio presenters, such as Zoe Ball and Sarah Cox, who indulged in laddish behaviour. TypicalLadette characteristics included drinking, swearing, smoking and footie supporting ... the term is now generally used to describe young ladies that enjoy a swift pint down the pub