noun de·mi–vierge \ˌdemēvēˈeərzh, dəmēvyerzh\

Definition of demi–vierge



  1. :  a girl or woman who engages in lewd or suggestive speech and usually promiscuous petting but retains her virginity

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Origin and Etymology of demi–vierge

French, literally, half virgin, from demi- (from demi half) + vierge virgin, from Latin virgin-, virgo — more at demi, virgin

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a trip made at another's expense

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