ingénue


ingénue
ingénue or ingenue [an′zhə no͞o΄, än′zhə no͞o; an′jəno͞o]
n.
[Fr, fem. of ingénu < L ingenuus, INGENUOUS]
1. an innocent, inexperienced, unworldly young woman
2. Theater
a) the role of such a character
b) an actress playing such a role or roles

English World dictionary. . 2014.