noun Etymology: French demi-mondaine, from feminine of demi-mondain, from demi-monde Date: 1894 a woman supported by a wealthy lover ; a woman of the demimonde

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  • demimondaine — [dem΄i män dān′] n. [Fr] a woman of the demimonde …   English World dictionary

  • demimondaine — /dem ee mon dayn /; Fr. /deuh mee mawonn den /, n., pl. demimondaines / daynz /; Fr. / den /, adj. n. 1. a woman of the demimonde. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the demimonde. [1890 95; < F, equiv. to demimonde DEMIMONDE + aine fem. adj. suffix < L …   Universalium

  • demimondaine — noun A sexually promiscuous woman (of the demimonde) …   Wiktionary

  • demimondaine — n. woman who has lost her standing in society, dubious woman, fallen woman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demimondaine —    (deu mee monh DEHN) [French] A woman of the demimonde; of or about the demimonde …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • demimondaine — n 1. demirep, cocotte, loose woman, fallen woman, harlot, whore, hussy, slut, slattern, tramp, vamp, wanton, white slave, Sl. bitch, Sl. broad, Sl. chippy. 2. prostitute, lady of the evening, woman of the profession, Mrs. Warren, Fr. fille de… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • demimondaine — demi·mon·daine …   English syllables

  • demimondaine — dem•i•mon•daine [[t]ˌdɛm i mɒnˈdeɪn[/t]] n. a woman who belongs to the demimonde • Etymology: 1890–95; < F, =demimonde demimonde …   From formal English to slang

  • demimondaine — /ˌdɛmimɒnˈdeɪn/ (say .demeemon dayn) noun a woman of the demimonde. {French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • demimondaine — noun a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society • Hypernyms: ↑prostitute, ↑cocotte, ↑whore, ↑harlot, ↑bawd, ↑tart, ↑cyprian, ↑fancy woman, ↑working girl, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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