Associations to the word «Cinderella»


CINDERELLA, proper noun. A popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward.
CINDERELLA, proper noun. The main character in this story, a mistreated and impoverished girl. At a royal ball she meets a handsome prince who later identifies her with a dropped article, most commonly a slipper, and removes her from her poverty.
CINDERELLA, proper noun. (rare) A female given name
CINDERELLA, noun. (by analogy) A mistreated and impoverished girl.
CINDERELLA, noun. (attributive) Rising unexpectedly from obscurity to success, as a Cinderella team.
CINDERELLA, noun. (attributive) Neglected and denied resources, as a Cinderella service.
CINDERELLA, noun. (philately) A stamp or stamp-like label issued for purposes other than postal administration, not issued by a central government, or not listed in most general catalogues.
CINDERELLA, noun. (rare) (disparaging) A woman employed to clean, especially to remove ash from stoves and fireplaces.
CINDERELLA, noun. Alternative form of Cinderella
CINDERELLA, noun. A small piece of printed paper resembling a postage stamp, but without any postal value.
CINDERELLA STAMP, noun. A label resembling a postage stamp, but not issued for postal purposes by a government postal administration.
CINDERELLA STATE, proper noun. (Australia) (politics) A state (of Australia) that is financially or politically disadvantaged or neglected.

Dictionary definition

CINDERELLA, noun. A woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition.
CINDERELLA, noun. A fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince.

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.