Definition for Cinderella (-'s)

Cinderella (-'s), proper n. [Fr. Cendrillon < cendres, ashes; see cinder.]

Fairy tale princess; heroine of a story in “Mother Goose Tales” (1697) by French writer Perrault; children's book character who sat near the fire in the ashes when her work was done; maiden whose fairy godmother changed a pumpkin into a coach and mice into horses; [phrase “Cinderella's Bays”] a magic trick; a fairy tale.

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