Kept woman
kept kept (k[e^]pt), imp. & p. p. of {Keep}. [1913 Webster]

{Kept woman}, {Kept mistress}, a concubine; a woman supported by a man as his paramour. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • kept woman — noun count OFTEN HUMOROUS a woman who is given a home and money by a man that she has a sexual relationship with: This shows that the speaker does not approve of such a relationship. People often also use kept man humorously about a man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kept woman — n old fashioned a woman who is given a place to live, money, and clothes by a man who visits her for sex often used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kept woman — noun an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man • Syn: ↑mistress, ↑fancy woman • Hypernyms: ↑woman, ↑adult female, ↑lover • Hyponyms: ↑concu …   Useful english dictionary

  • kept woman — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms kept woman : singular kept woman plural kept women often humorous old fashioned a woman who is given a home and money by a man who she has a sexual relationship with. People often also use kept man humorously… …   English dictionary

  • kept woman — noun A woman, supported financially by a lover (usually a married man). He said: Why bother about a career? After all, kept woman is a thoroughly respectable occupation or can be made so by any preacher or justice of the peace. . . . See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • kept woman — See a kept woman …   English idioms

  • kept woman — woman who is financially supported by a man (very often a married man); adulterous woman; mistress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kept woman — noun (C) old fashioned a woman who is given a place to live, money and clothes by a man who visits her regularly for sex …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • kept woman — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. mistress, concubine, paramour; see mistress 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • kept woman — A paramour or mistress. 33 Am J1st L&S§39 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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