Definition of demimonde
1 a : a class of women on the fringes of respectable society supported by wealthy lovers; also : their world b : the world of prostitution
2 : a distinct circle or world that is often an isolated part of a larger world <a night in the disco demimonde>; especially : one having low reputation or prestige
Examples of demimonde in a sentence
<a documentary examining the demimonde to which homosexuals were relegated before the start of the gay rights movement>
Origin of demimonde
French demi-monde, from demi- + monde world, from Latin mundus
First Known Use: 1855
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