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noun 
  1. (context, by analogy) A mistreated and impoverished girl.
  2. (attributive) Rising unexpectedly from obscurity to success, as a Cinderella team.
  3. (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.
Usage note: Not all authorities are uniform in what they consider to be Cinderellas.
proper noun 
  1. A popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward, of which there were hundreds of versions before modern times.
  2. 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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Assepoester
  • French: Cendrillon
  • German: Aschenputtel
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: Cenerentola
  • Spanish: Cenicienta
Etymology: 
  • cinder + Ella



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